8 Asian Pavilion Previews in Venice Biennale 2019

A Pictorial Feature with 58° La Biennale di Venezia

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3 min readMay 20, 2019


From last Saturaday 11 May 2019, the 58th Biennale of Art is opened to the public until 24 Nov 2019. Curated by the Director of the Hayward Gallery of London, Ralph Rugoff, the 58 edition of La Biennale di Venezia has its title set as May You Live In Interesting Times with 79 artists invited from all over the world.

Korea Pavilion — History Has Failed Us, but No Matter

Artists: Siren Eun Young Jung, Jane Jin Kaisen, Hwayeon Nam
Curator: Hyunjin Kim
Commissioner: Arts Council Korea
Venue: Gardens

China Pavilion — Re- 睿.

Artists: Chen Qi, Fei Jun, He Xiangyu, Geng Xue
Curator: Wu Hongliang
Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG).
Venue: Arsenale

Taiwan Pavilion — 3x3x6

Artist: Shu Lea Cheang
Curator: Paul B. Preciado
Commissioner: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Venue: Palazzo delle Prigioni

Japan Pavilion — Cosmo-Eggs

Artists: Motoyuki Shitamichi, Taro Yasuno, Toshiaki Ishikura, Fuminori Nousaku
Curator: Hiroyuki Hattori
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation
Venue: Gardens

Singapore Pavilion — Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme

Artist: Song-Ming Ang
Curator: Michelle Ho
Commissioner: National Arts Council Singapore
Venue: Arsenale

Hong Kong Pavilion — Stakeholders

Artist: Shirley Tse
Curator: Christina Li
Commissioner: M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Venue: Arsenale

India Pavilion — Our Time for a Future Caring

Artists: Nandalal Bose, Atul Dodiya, GR Iranna, Rummana Hussain, Jitish KALLAT, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Ashim Purkayastha
Principal Partner & Curator: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Organisers: Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Confederation of Indian Industry
Commissioner: Director General National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi
Venue: Arsenale

Malaysia Pavilion — Holding Up a Mirror

Artists: Anurendra Jegadeva, H.H.Lim, Ivan Lam, Zulkifli Yusoff
Curator: Lim Wei-Ling
Commissioner: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Dawa, Director General of Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery of Malaysia), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia
Venue: Palazzo delle Prigioni

Opening Hours:

Gardens from 10.00 to 18.00.
Arsenale from 10.00 to 18.00 (from 10.00 to 20.00 on Friday and Saturday until September 30th).
Closed on Mondays (except May 13, September 2, November 18).


Please visit the official website at Biennale of Venice


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