Tales from the Cryptic

Lance Fung, ace curator and mastermind of international exhibitions, has once again snapped his fingers and set in motion another undertaking of grand (though somewhat elusive) proportions. Because not even el maestro himself knows what theme his upcoming “Lucky Number Seven” biennial exhibition will express.

The 27 participating artists, hand-picked from around the globe by Fung, have been given absolute creative sovereignty. Their only directive is to work in response to the exhibition design of renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. And to top off the anything-goes project, all artworks will be destroyed following the show.

Fung speaks about the biennial – which opens June 22 in Santa Fe – at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Tue., May 27, 7 p.m., 2008
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Nina Carapetyan