Small World Cinema

    Small World Cinema

    Jan 25–Mar 25, 2024

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    Opening Reception
    Wed, Jan 24, 2024, 6–8pm

    In collaboration with Taipei Fine Arts Museum, SculptureCenter welcomes Small World Cinema, a presentation of moving image works from the Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World, to New York City.

    “Small World,” the theme of the 13th edition of the Taipei Biennial, suggests both a promise of greater control over one’s own life, and a threat of isolation from a larger community. As the curators suggest, our world can become smaller as we grow closer to one another, but also as we grow apart, and Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World takes place within such a suspended state.

    Divided into four programs and spread across SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries, Small World Cinema includes works made between 1989 and 2023 by Tekla Aslanishvili; Yin-Ju Chen; Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze; Samia Halaby; Li Yi-Fan; Jen Liu; Basim Magdy; Jumana Manna; Artemio Narro; Bahar Noorizadeh in collaboration with Rudá Babau and Waste Paper Opera (Klara Kofen, James Oldham, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Anna Palmer); Ipeh Nur; Ellen Pau; Oleksiy Radynski; John Smith; Su Yu-Hsin; Wang Ya-Hui; C. Spencer Yeh; and Zhou Tao.

    The Taipei Biennial is one of the longest-standing biennials in Asia. Since its inception in 1998, it has served as a platform for interaction and exchange between Taiwanese and international communities.

    Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World is currently on view in Taipei until Mar 24, 2024. The exhibition is curated by Freya Chou, Reem Shadid, and Brian Kuan Wood.

    Screening Schedule


    Screen 2
    12:30–3pm & 3–5:30pm

    Wang Ya-Hui, Visitor, 2007
    Jumana Manna, Foragers, 2022
    John Smith, Dirty Pictures (Hotel Diaries 6), 2007
    Zhou Tao, The Axis of Big Data, 2023 *Screens after U.S. premiere in Doc Fortnight 2024 at The Museum of Modern Art.


    Screen 2
    12:30–3pm & 3-5:30pm

    Wang Ya-Hui, Visitor, 2007
    Bahar Noorizadeh in collaboration with Rudá Babau and Waste Paper Opera (Klara Kofen, James Oldham, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Anna Palmer), Free to Choose, 2023
    Tekla Aslanishvili, A State in a State, 2022
    Oleksiy Radynski, Infinity According to Florian, 2022

    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Screen 2

    A and B, alternating hourly

    A – 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm

    Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, It’s Just a Single Swing of a Shovel, 2015
    Ellen Pau, Drained II, 1989
    Jen Liu, The Land at the Bottom of the Sea, 2023
    Basim Magdy, The Dent, 2014

    B – 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm
    Artemio Narro, Rambo, 2001
    Su Yu-Hsin, Particular Waters, 2023
    Ipeh Nur, Menghanyut: Tubuh dan Perjalanan (Adrift: The Body and Journey), 2022
    Yin-Ju Chen, Transactions, 2008


    Screen 1

    Li Yi-Fan, What Is Your Favorite Primitive, 2023
    Ellen Pau, Recycling Cinema, 2001


    C. Spencer Yeh, 123 TRAILERS FOR SPECTACLE, 2023


    Samia Halaby, Brass Woman, 1992/2019
    Samia Halaby, Rhythms, 1992/2019
    Samia Halaby, Branching, 1992/2019


    Leadership support for SculptureCenter’s exhibitions and programs is provided by Carol Bove, Barbara and Andrew Gundlach, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Jill and Peter Kraus, and Teiger Foundation. Major support is provided by the Marguerite Steed Hoffman Donor Advised Fund at The Dallas Foundation, Karyn Kohl, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Eleanor Heyman Propp, and Jacques Louis Vidal. Support is also generously provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Inc., with additional funding from Candy and Michael Barasch, Sanford Biggers, Libby and Adrian Ellis, Jane Hait and Justin Beal, and Amy and Sean Lyons.