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Bart De Baere talks about the 6th Moscow Biennale
Interview by Sam Steverlynck
The 6th Moscow Biennale was not your average biennale concocted with the classic ingredients copied worldwide without questioning. Not only did it run for just ten days, it also felt more like a meeting place than a static biennale presenting existing – or some commissioned – works. With talk shows, debates and lectures by people like Yanis Varoufakis, sociologist Pascal Gielen and futurologist Maya van Leemput, it was a social-artistic laboratory that created quite a buzz. We met up with the curator, M HKA director Bart De Baere – who invited Nicolaus Schafhausen and Defne Ayas as co-curators – to find out more about the biennale’s genesis and the many challenges leading up to it. Read More
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Currencies of the Contemporary: Biennials and the International in Southeast Asia
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An Institution Already First Time Around
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Between Local and Global, Minor as Possible Resistance
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For Whom Are Biennials Organised?
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Education for Contemporary Art in the Context of the Bienal de São Paulo