Visitors at the Nanjing Biennial. [Photo provided to China Daily]
The city of Nanjing is scouting for curators worldwide for its first art biennial due to open on Oct 10, 2018.
The Nanjing Biennial is a revamped version of the Nanjing International Art Festival which was launched in 2014. The third edition of the festival concluded on Feb 28 and its theme was "Scarcity and Supply".
The works at the festival looked at the process of globalization and how artists addressed them. The festival held at the Baijia Lake Museum showcased around 670 works and attracted more than 310,000 visitors.
Yan Lugen, the chairman of Baijia Lake International Culture Investment Group, which initiated the festival, says that it is a difficult undertaking to hold a high quality biennial, but he hopes the biennial will let Nanjing to become more engaged with the world.