The 11th Shanghai Biennale
Why Not Ask Again? - Maneuvers, Disputations & Stories
November 12, 2016 - March 12, 2017
Curated by Raqs Media Collective

Garden Coup

By Bahar Behbahani
Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi's Can History Be Written From Memory?

Installation Images

Infra-Curatorial Platforms is epiphytic to the thematic exhibition Why Not Ask Again, Again. Its seven folded layers within the biennale cause the moment of expansion along side with resonance. Seven curators from seven different cities and culture background prepared for theis infra-curatorial platforms.

"The future insists on past and present as frames of reference. How might historical representations which served specific purposes and agendas in the past, and which continue to dictate the tenor of the now, and perhaps hold out possible consequences for the future, be addressed? How might artists attend to the ruins of postcolonial imaginings as an intelectual space within which old and new cartographies of representation, memory, place and time can be gainfully addressed?"
— Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
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