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REVIEWS

SHANGHAI

Power Station of Art

Shanghai Biennale

Reactivation

From left to right, CHICO MACMURTRIE’s Totemobile, 2007, and HUANG YONG PING’s Thousand-Armed Guanyin, 1997–2012, 

at the ninth Shanghai Biennale, 2012.

The sense of relief was palpable at the opening of the ninth Shanghai Biennale, despite the sheen of sweat from exertion and stress glistening on both artists and curators. Most visitors were exhilarated to discover that, despite obvious signs of haste, Shanghai had finally achieved a modern, large-scale biennial, and, in the Power Station of Art, an impressive new location…

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