Saturday, August 9, 2008

Origin of biennials

Art biennials originated from the Olympics. However, I take a dim view on the nationalism both events seem to promote.
The image on the left is the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag and the right image is Taiwan's national flag (which Beijing refuses to let fly).
So following the world's logic that is dictated by Beijing, should the "Taipei Biennial" be renamed the "Chinese Taipei Biennial?"
Now that the Beijing Olympics have officially begun, hopefully the incessant F16 flyovers in Hualien can now cease.


Anonymous said...

"Chinese Taipei Biennial" sounds great idea! I agree with you entirely and I hereby revaluate your Blog. Thank you. -K

Marcel@FD said...

Ya lets see,what happens in this event.