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World Biennial Forum No 2: São Paulo, Brazil.
November 26th- 30th, 2014.

Biennial Foundation is happy to announce the World Biennial Forum No 2, scheduled to take place in São Paulo, in collaboration with the Fundação Bienal São Paulo and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea.

Marieke van Hal, Director of Biennial Foundation: “We are pleased to have found new partners for our World Biennial Forum No 2 in Brazil. I’ve always been impressed by the Bienal de Sâo Paulo functioning to serve the whole community. Brazil is economically thriving and growing, but still striving to deepen its democracy and include more people in the benefits of its growth. The Bienal de Sâo Paulo stands out internationally in expanding access to the world of art for a diversified public by enabling people of a range of ages, social classes and cultural levels to take part in the biennial’s activity. I’m curious to learn in what way the Brazilian biennial can serve as an example and inspiration for other biennial makers in the world.”

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Symposium:
The Rise and Fall of Art Biennales.
Riga Art Space
Latvia
16 April, 2014.

This symposium supplements the international exhibition “Re: visited”, one of the events of the official Riga 2014 European Capital of Culture Program, on view at the Riga Art Space until 27 April, 2014.

Both the exhibition and symposium, organised by the LCCA – Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, question the current role of art biennials.

Participants:
Solvita Krese, Marieke van Hal, Ekaterina Degot, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Power Ekroth, Aigars Bikše, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Ann Lislegaard, and Inga Lāce.

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Biennials of the South on the Edges of the Global

Authors: Anthony Gardner and Charles Green.

Published in: Third Text. Volume 27, Issue 4, 2013. Special Issue: Global Occupations of Art.

The question this essay asks is how exhibition histories of contemporary art shift when seen not from the perpetually insistent demands of the north, but from the viewpoints and aspirations of the South. What might a Southern perspective of biennials look like?

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18.04.2014

Pamela Rosenkranz to represent Switzerland.
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18.04.2014

Job opportunities at Liverpool Biennial 2014.
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17.04.2014

31st Bienal de São Paulo 2014: Curatorial concepts.
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17.04.2014

Sinopale 5: Conceptual Framework.
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17.04.2014

Anyang Public Art Project 2014: Public Story.
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17.04.2014

Folkestone Triennial 2014: Artists announced.
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17.04.2014

Performa Event: Who can write about Performance Art?
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16.04.2014

Joan Jonas to represent US at 2015 Venice Biennale.
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16.04.2014

Commissioner of Austrian Pavilion appointed.
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15.04.2014

Call for entries: VIDEONALE 15, Bonn.
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