Miao Xiaochun : The 4th Guangzhou Triennial
2012-10-18 Period

2012. 09. 28 - 2012. 12. 16

The Guangdong Museum of Modern Art presents the Unseen, the theme exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial. The Guangzhou Triennial is one of the biggest art events in China and this year exhibits work by up to 75 international artists from 24 countries and areas. Curated by Jiang Jiehong and Jonathan Watkins, the Triennial will take place across three venues, from 28 September to 16 December 2012. The theme of the Triennial is straight forward, despite its suggestion of obscurity. Its title, the Unseen, a simple term with easy access, is a point of departure for a vast range of possible meanings that touch on the complexity of ways of seeing, blindness and envisaging, especially with respect to visual art. The Unseen refers to the limitations of our sensory organs, the narrow confines of human perception on the one hand; on the other, paradoxically, it gives rise to observations that transcend familiar experience. The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial is set in three different areas, each area serving a different function: the Guangdong Museum of Art, as an exhibition space, the Guangzhou Opera House, as a performance space, and the Grandview Mall—one of the largest shopping centres in Southern China—as a public, non-museum space.