Saturday, April 2, 2011

Perversion of Chinese Flavours at the Venice Biennale

China has finally announced its plans for this year's Venice Biennale. Curator Peng Feng has invited five artists to participate in his exhibition Perversion of Chinese Flavours. The artists will each create a separate installation taking as their staring point a different Chinese flavour or scent. The five artists and the flavours/scents they will evoke are: Cai Zhisong (tea); Liang Yuanwei (the pungent scent of China's traditional white spirit, baijiu); Pan Gongkai (the smell of lotus); Yang Maoyuan (medicinal herbs); and Yuan Gong (incense).
Image: Peng Feng, curator of China's pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale