The 59th Venice International Art Biennale in 2022 will be re-launched after a one-year delay due to the pneumonia epidemic. For other countries, it takes an extra year to plan and prepare, but Taiwan has encountered a representative of the exhibition 4 months before the exhibition. Guliu Bavavalon was accused of sexual assault. After the Venice Biennale organizer issued a statement and a statement, the Taiwan Pavilion needs to plan a new exhibition content and theme, and submit an application to the conference at the same time. As Wang Junjie, director of the North American Pavilion, said in an interview, "The organizer and co-organizer team finally participated in this biennale with the theme "Impossible Dream" in just one month.
The whole process is more like an "impossible mission"! " 01_Group photo of the opening of the Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (left to right: Mr__Stefano_Bel, the owner of the General Palace) Photo Credit: Courtesy of North America Pavilion Group photo at the opening of the Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, left to right: Mr. Stefano Bellato, the raster to vector conversion owner of the Palazzo Puertorium, Wang Junjie, director of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Li Xinying, the ambassador of the Italian Taipei Representative Office, Deng Meimei, the cultural team leader, and Patrick Flores, the convener of the International Forum Returning to the very beginning, Taiwan participated in the Venice Biennale for the first time in 1995. At that time, the favorable international situation and China had not yet joined the Venice Biennale.
Taiwan participated in the exhibition as a "National Pavilion" for three consecutive years. The creative energy of Taiwanese artists and the peripheral benefits brought by them have brought a good response. In 1997, Chen Shui-bian, who was the mayor of Taipei at the time, went to Venice to watch the exhibition in person, and intended to buy land in the main exhibition Green Garden Castle area, just like Japan, South Korea and other countries built their own Taiwan exhibition hall. It is reported that the price and location have been negotiated. That's right, but the mayor of Venice at the time was impeached by the citizens for corruption, and Chen Shui-bian was elected president, so the matter was put on hold indefinitely. After China officially joined, Taiwan was delisted . In the past 30 years and I don't know how long it will take,we will no longer be a national pavilion, let alone enter the two main national venues, the Green Garden Castle and the Armory.