The 7th Guangzhou Triennial will be officially launched at 14:00 on January 10, 2023 at the Guangdong Museum of Art. The opening ceremony and academic forum of the exhibition are temporarily scheduled on February 10, 2023.
The curatorial team includes the chief curator Wang Shaoqiang(CHN) and four curators, Wu Hongliang(CHN), Philip Dodd(UK), Thomas Eller(GER), and Jiang Jun(CHN).
The theme of the “Guangzhou Triennial”, "Symphony of All the Changes", heralds an unveiling of a new and contemporary landscape of change within change. From a historical perspective, we think about this change. From the vantage of contemporary observation, we adapt to and conceive possible future transformation, reflecting the brighter moments of the times and their effects, encompassed by narratives unspooling from a few fragmented words.
The "Bumps on the Edges" section unveils a distinct form of portraying concerning Chinese contemporary art samples. The "Immanence" section, which also focuses on the development of Chinese contemporary art, reflects on the changes and development of "Chineseness" in the context of globalization. In the "In Praise of Slow Art: When All that is Solid Melts Into Air" section, artistic practice turns to a rethinking of ontological values. In the panel "Touch Screen/Me", we discuss how to live and work with the changing ethics of humanity vis-à-vis nature, technology, the material and immaterial, and whether we need to pause and think about this kind of changing relationship is towards the better or the worse.
It has been more than 20 years since the first Guangzhou Triennial was held. We have always held a rigorous and independent academic standpoint, to focus, to feel, to think, and to express. As an established exhibition mechanism, the Triennial is not only an art linkage from an international perspective, but also a witness to the development of Chinese contemporary art. Meanwhile, the dynamic exhibition mechanism has become a spiritual force, absorbing the “vanguard” cultural spirits from Guangzhou, a lavish and inclusive city, and constantly expanding a broader communication platform. It’s a gathering and restart, at the beginning of the year, let us connect, integrate and reborn through the practice and creation of the 7th Guangzhou Triennial.