INSTALLATION VIEW "BEST OF DISCOVERY", SHCONTEMPORARY08 ART FAIR, SHANGHAI. PHOTO: GINA FAIRLEY – TAASA Review December 2011
as a tourism initiative of-the-day offers the greater legacy to the Asian biennale.
Korean critic Jinsang Yoo makes the alert observation: "Global politics and economies are already being led by cities, not countries…Therefore, it has become important for local cities to enhance brand values and showcase their original cultural capacities.
The most effective tool for them is contemporary art, which is a kind of common language that enables universal understanding and satisfies cultural and intellectual demands of both the East and the West." (Yoo 2008:60) In understanding this new model of the Asian biennale we need to recognise that the traditional Western curatorial model was based on the paradigm of nation'...