10 June – 21 November 2007
The Red Mansion Foundation was co-sponsor of the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. The Chinese Pavilion, entitled ‘Everyday Miracles’ was curated by Hou Hanru and focused on the work of four female artists, a valuable and urgent project in both Chinese and international contexts. The artists are Shen Yuan, Kan Xuan, Cao Fei and Yin Xiuzhen. The four artists created site specific works in the Arsenale building and the Vergini Gardens. Both inside and outside of China, despite or perhaps because of the booming development it is undergoing, the passion for contemporary Chinese art often overlooks the particular importance of women artists. Ranging in age from their twenties to mid-forties the artists exemplified in very different ways the evolution of the relationship between female artists and the Chinese art scene.