Cosmos Cinema is the title of the 14th Shanghai Biennial which will take place at the Power Station of Art, from 9 November 2023 to 31 March 2024. Recognized as the most important international biennial of contemporary art in China, it is an event that in years has extended its sphere of influence throughout Asia. The mission of the next edition will be to investigate through the gaze of artists the intricate interaction between the celestial kingdom and human existence and to explore in depth the way in which the universe inspires and limits human life. A theme that is close to the heart not only of Chinese philosophy and art - which have always been deeply linked to cosmic contemplation - but of the city of Shanghai itself which has historically represented the connecting channel between East Asia and the global scene. The city also plays a key role in China's rapidly advancing civil aerospace industry and has become the gateway to space exploration.