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Jakarta Post

Notes from the Beijing Art Biennale

  • Ellen R. Tunggono


Beijing   /   Sat, August 30 2008   /  06:28 pm

"Colors and the Olympics" was the theme of the 3rd Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB), which displayed artwork from over 700 international and Chinese participating artists. The artwork was displayed for public viewing at the National Art Museum of China and the Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing for over a month, until the closing of the Olympic Games last Sunday. Besides housing the main exhibition, the biennale also houses five other special exhibitions. There are 81 countries participating in the main and special exhibitions, involving 701 artists and 747 works of art. The "Survival of Serena" by Carole A. Feuerman from the United States was announced as the best piece of artwork. "Survival of Serena" shows the figure of a woman wearing a swimming costume, asleep, holding onto a black rubber tire. ...