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World Biennial Forum 2
How to make Biennials in Contemporary Times

São Paulo, Brazil
November 26 – 30, 2014

Venue: Auditório Ibirapuera

The Forum will run alongside the 31st Bienal de São Paulo curated by Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Oren Sagiv, Benjamin Seroussi and Luiza Proença who will also function as the Forum’s Artistic Directors.

Organized by:
Biennial Foundation
Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea

2014 has heralded what seems to be a reawakening of potential in international art biennials. From Istanbul to Sydney and Saint Petersburg, an exhibition form that was threatening to slide into neoliberal conformism has again become the site of conflict and controversy.

While the dilemmas of each biennial has its own origins, these developments will, in general, bring a renewed engagement with the symbolic value of biennials and the ways they can be contested in public. It is in this spirit of questioning and provoking the concept of the biennial, that the Forum has been assembled.

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The Prince Claus Fund is offerering ticket grants for art professionals interested in participating in World Biennial Forum No 2.

The Ticket Fund is specifically intended for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe.

Applications need to be sent in 8 weeks before the departure date.
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02.09.2014

Triennale of Milan 2014: Copper Crossings.
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01.09.2014

Aegeanale now with Kivotos Art Projects on Mykonos.
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01.09.2014

Gwangju Biennale 2014: Opening Program.
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01.09.2014

Canakkale Biennial 2014: Artists Announced.
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01.09.2014

Busan Biennale 2014: Participating Artists.
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01.09.2014

Just opened: Folkstone Triennial 2014.
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31.08.2014

My Art Guide São Paulo 2014 out now.
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31.08.2014

Opportunities with the Honolulu Biennial Foundation.
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30.08.2014

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial.
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27.08.2014

New Director appointed at the art triennial Bergen Assembly.
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