de Sarthe Gallery is pleased to announce Zhou Wendou's installation ADHD presented at the 2016 edition of Busan Biennale: Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude under Project 2 curated by Yun Cheagab.
"The digital technology that transcends time and space and makes networking possible has tied the earth into a single community, integrating the world into a single market. Within an app installed on our smartphones, 10 billion people around the world transcend their religious, ethnical and national boundaries and are networked together. Humanity is currently living in a ‘generation of multitude’ that no other generation has ever experienced.
It came to me that a biennale gathering artists and scholars of diverse religions, ethnicities and nationalities to discuss the issues of humanity’s past, present and future would be the most suitable form of exhibition for this generation of multitude. Unlike literature, film and other cultural domains, this is a unique stage that can only be offered through the art genre and the biennale platform. The Busan Biennale’s theme of ‘Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude’ is well aligned to this concept. The ‘affluent but impoverished’ world resulting from hybridization of tradition and modern; human and nature; East and West; analog and digital; capital and technology; is what a hybridizing earth is. It is a place that must never be reduced to capital and technology, and a place where mankind confronting reality begins their resistance and escape.
‘Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude’ is a place of discussing possibilities. It is an inconvenient and distressing place that reflects on inefficiencies of the market and human irrationality, and on art’s vulnerability to the market and its system. Like Walter Benjamin’s melancholy, perhaps a document of civilization is a document of barbarism at the same time. I hope this Busan Biennale will be the same."
－Yun Cheagab, Artistic Director of Busan Biennale 2016
Click here to see Zhou Wendou's ADHD at the Busan Biennale.