Artwork in the Shanghai Biennale 2021

April 17, 2021 to July 25, 2021

Feliciano Centurión (1962–1996, Paraguay). Pulpo violeta, 1993. Enamel paint on synthetic fabric. 200 x 190 cm. Collection of Adriana Cisneros de Griffin

The CPPC will be participating in the third phase of the Shanghai Biennale with the loan of Pulpo violeta [Violet Octopus],1993 by Paraguayan artist, Feliciano Centurión. Launched in 1996, the Shanghai Biennale is the first international biennale of contemporary art on the Chinese mainland and is organized by and held at The Power Station of Art (PSA), the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China. 

This 13th edition of the Biennale is titled 水体 [Bodies of Water], and centers around the processes of planetary re-alliance relying on trans-species collectivity. Exploring forms of fluid solidarity, the Biennale has convened “artists to think beyond human-centered and nation-based narratives, connecting the discussions of bodies with those of the environment”. The Biennale has been taking place virtually and it will enter its third phase with a physical exhibition and a series of city projects running from April 17– July 25, 2021. 

Learn more about "Bodies of Water," the 13th Shanghai Biennale here.