THE SECOND YINCHUAN BIENNALEidentity, printed matter, 2018
Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge, the Second Yinchuan Biennale, curated by Marco Scotini, extends over the 15,000 square meters of museum space of MOCA Yinchuan, the surrounding Hui Nongqu Eco-park, and the International Artist Village of the River Origins, the exhibition articulates itself through four thematic sections: Nomadic Space and Rural Space, Labor in Nature and Nature in Labor,The Voice and The Book, Minorities and Multiplicity.
“What we call the desert,” as Marco Scotini affirms, “is a physical and theoretical space at the same time. Starting from the desert, therefore means to escape the State Science (the pattern of thinking of the stable, identical and constant) in order to learn a new Nomad Science (as the thought of pure fluidity, pure circulation, without any inhibition of movement). In a place, at least to all appearances, where life is impossible (and in which it must go beyond itself in order to subsist) Deleuze and Guattari laid the basis of something new at stake for life as such, a new dimension of Ecology with a view to emancipating all forms of life. So let’s start from the desert.”
In keeping with the concept proposed by the curator, the coordinated image and the publishing projects linked to the event–developed with Mousse Agency & Publishing–revolve around the desert and its topographies: tangible yet in continuous movement, impermanent.