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The Residence (a wager for the afterlife) at 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial

The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale will take place at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) in Shenzhen, China. OCAT is delighted to appoint Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu and Su Wei as the co-curators of the Biennale.

Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu and Su Wei have chosen “Accidental Message: Art is Not A System, Not A World” as the exhibition title, in an attempt to acknowledge the importance of the individual spirit, systems and orders in both our creative practice and our imagination of the world.

“Accidental Message: Art Is Not A System, Not A World” is conceived to include two subthemes: “Unexpected Encounters” and “What You See is What I See”. As the starting point for their research, “Unexpected Encounters” is focused on experimental art practice in China in the 1990s. It is an observation of a local history, trying to look back on individual practices and art itself during this period of time. “What You See is What I See” presents current practices from all over the world in recent years. This component of the exhibition attempts to envision a kind of connectivity that consists of individual spirits, manifested through individual artists' creations, transcending regions, systems, mechanisms, norms and art historical narratives. “What You See is What I See” proposes not the magnification of the effectiveness of any existing system, universal order or experience of others but an emphasis on the serendipitous, organic, stochastic, internal, perceptive and instinctual growth and reproduction of art within itself. We are convinced that Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu and Su Wei’s curatorial vision will inspire fresh perspectives on our perception of art.