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Impossible Dreams Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

The theme of the Taiwan Exhibition at the Venice Biennale is Impossible Dreams, a most fitting footnote for the crumbling global institutions and the current world political situation. Impossible means “not-yet possible,” a description of a condition and a hope for better things and worlds to come. Not only does it conjure up memories and spur the imagination, it also contains the intention of actively moving forward. This year’s Taiwan Exhibition consists of two parts, an “archival display” and “public events” that interact with and speak to each other. Curated by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the “archival display” revisits the historical contexts and viewpoints of the previous 13 editions of the Taiwan Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. The “public events” , convened by the senior Philippine curator Patrick Flores, comprise four thematic forums, responding to current issues addressed by the international communities in a pluralistic manner with multinational participation.