Cheng Ran: Utopian Days – Fairy Tales
April 25th through June 14th, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art
No. 39 Chang-an West Rd, Taipei, Taiwan
Fairy Tales is the third edition of the traveling exhibition Utopian Days, curated by Haily Grenet (France) and Martin Schulze (Germany).
Fairy Tales, organized by curatorial project Utopian Days, looks at the transmission of the tales from East to West, and vice versa, which often happened along the Silk Road, the most prominent and vital trade road that connects Europe and Asia. Today the Silk Road is as important as it has ever been and as recently as December 2014, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged US$40bln towards the Silk Road Fund, to strengthen exchanges and interconnections along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in a bid to strengthen links among the 3 billion people who live along the Silk Road today.
Participating artists include:
Lida Abdul, Afghanistan, Said Atabekov, Kazakhstan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Algeria, Chen Chieh-Jen, Taiwan, Cao Fei, China, Yang Fudong, China, Cyprien Gaillard, France, Camille Henrot, France, Dejan Kaludjerović, Yugoslavia, Mari Kim, South Korea, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Thailand, Taus Makhacheva, Russia, Almagul Menlibayeva, Kazakhstan, Mariko Mori, Japan, Ahmet Ögüt, Turkey, Adrian Paci, Italy, The Propeller Group, Vietnam / USA, Public Delivery, South Korea, Wang Qingsong, China, Walid Raad, Lebanon, Cheng Ran, China & Item Idem, France, Taps & Moses, Germany, Guido van der Werve, Netherlands, Erwin Wurm, Austria, Miao Xiaochun, China