Hsu Che-Yu Will Participate In the 34th Bienal de São Paulo

Jul 4, 2021 9:50AM

Taiwanese artist Hsu Che-Yu’s prize winning work “Single Copy” is going to be on view in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo “Faz Escuro mas eu canto” (“Though it’s dark, still I sing”).

The 34th Bienal de São Paulo “Though it’s dark, still I sing”

The 2021 Bienal de São Paulo is titled “Though it’s dark, still I sing,” a reference to a 1965 poem by Thiago de Mello, and was conceived prior to the onset of the pandemic, aiming to inquire what art can do in this challenging time.

In Hsu Che-Yu’s work “Single copy,” the artist interprets the conjoined twins separation surgery experienced by two Taiwanese brothers Chang Chung-jen and Chang Chung-i, intertwining the individual memories and the collective memories of the political relationship of Taiwan and China at that time. This work will be shown along with works by other 90 artists, reflecting what forms of art and ways of being in the world are possible and necessary now.