The French art critic/curator Nicolas Bourriaud (b. 1965) has been selected as the curator of the Taipei Biennial 2014. Titled The Great Acceleration, it will develop his curatorial concept for the biennial around the topic Art and Its New Ecosystem: A Global Set of Relations.
Nicolas Bourriaud is the Director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (ENSBA) since 2012. Bourriaud is best known amongst his peers for his book Relational Aesthetics (1998) in which he attempted to reveal the new approaches to contemporary art in the 1990s by addressing an aesthetic of the inter-human, of encounters and of transforming social contexts.
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