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BIENNIAL FOUNDATION MEDIA PARTNERSHIP: Venice Biennale and the Art Market conference in London

3-5 February 2016
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How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of Eurasia –

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.
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Read the essays of World Biennial Forum No 2.

Peter Osborne
Every other Year Is Always This Year – Contemporaneity and the Biennial Form

Anthony Gardner and Charles Green
South as Method? Biennials Past and Present

Lucy Steeds
Biennial Exhibition Histories, Against the Grain: Juraci Dórea’s Projeto Terra in São Paulo, Venice and Havana

Fernando Oliva
Censorship, Resistance and Reenactment: Bienal da Bahia, 46 Years Later

David Teh
Currencies of the Contemporary: Biennials and the International in Southeast Asia

Manuela Moscoso
What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Anne Szefer Karlsen
An Institution Already First Time Around

Moacir dos Anjos
Between Local and Global, Minor as Possible Resistance

Marina Fokidis
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Fabio Cypriano
How to Escape Formal Representations with Artists-Activists

Elvira Dyangani Ose
For Whom Are Biennials Organised?

Övül Durmusoglu
Please Play? Politics of Public Intimacy (in Istanbul)

Ana Gonçalves Magalhães
Education for Contemporary Art in the Context of the Bienal de São Paulo

Cayo Honorato
Unrepentant Populism

Ana Paula Cohen
Post-Colonial or Neo-Colonialism?

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Biennale of Sydney Deutscher Pavillon
Clocktower Radio
Performa 15

News

01.02.2016

Bermuda Biennial 2016 – It’s About Now: Memories of the Present
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26.01.2016

Corinne Diserens Appointed Curator of Taipei Biennial 2016
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23.01.2016

Christine Macel named Director of the 57th Venice Biennale
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21.01.2016

EVA International 2016 Artist Announcement
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20.01.2016

The 5th International Çanakkale Biennial
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15.01.2016

La Biennale de Montréal 2016: title, curatorial approach
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11.12.2015

Open call for the Pavilion of Finland in Venice
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09.12.2015

32nd Bienal de São Paulo curatorial concept announced
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07.12.2015

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
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24.11.2015

Bergen Assembly – Laurence Rassel, On Radical Hospitality
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23.11.2015

New vacancies at Manifesta11 office in Zurich
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15.11.2015

Open Call: 5th Moscow Int. Biennale for Young Art
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14.11.2015

Palermo selected as Host-City for Manifesta 12 in 2018
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13.11.2015

Busan Biennale names the Artistic Director for 2016
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13.11.2015

Bisi Silva talks about 10th edition of Bamako Encounters
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13.11.2015

5th Moscow Int. Biennale for Young Art: new format
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09.11.2015

Rare 10th Tokyo Biennale shots on display in London
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06.11.2015

Mediterranea 17 catalogue now available on-line
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04.11.2015

7th Bucharest Biennale – curatorial statement
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04.11.2015

Open Call for Ukrainian Curators
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Events

25.01.2016

New York: Leah Gordon talk at ICI
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