Shanghai Biennale Techniques of the Visible

A collection of Gu Xiong’s art works are available on pages 92-95.

“In an era of technological innovation and media staturation, the theme of this biennale is extremely significant. When technology is changing our way of thinking and living, such weighty questions concern us: how to strengthen our intellect and expand our vision, how to enrich human expression? the curatorial concept of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale “Techniques of the Visible” addresses these concerns. The exhibition aims to build a reciprocal relationship between technology and humanity by exploring the image-making technology, media history, and the influence of media on human existance.’ – Fang Zengxian, Director of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale Academic Committee/Director of Shanghai Art Museum.”