From May 11 through November 24, 2019, three works by Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen are on view in May You Live In Interesting Times at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, the main exhibition features works by 79 international artists, including Yin Xiuzhen's Bookshelf No. 7 (2009-2013), Dong Fang Hong 1 (2014), and Trojan (2016-2017).
Rugoff states, "The 58th International Art Exhibition will not have a theme per se, but will highlight a general approach to making art and a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking. The Exhibition will focus on the work of artists who challenge existing habits of thought and open up our readings of objects and images, gestures and situations. Art of this kind grows out of a practice of entertaining multiple perspectives: of holding in mind seemingly contradictory and incompatible notions, and juggling diverse ways of making sense of the world."
For more information on the exhibition and the participating artists, please visit the Biennale's website.