News

Cities, Grow in Difference: 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
Artnet news’ story brings to fore the question of accountability of biennial curators
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez appointed as the curator for Contour Biennale 9
Socle du Monde Biennale 2017 pays tribute to the Italian artist Piero Manzoni
Vienna Biennale 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future
XIX Cerveira International Art Biennial to open in July
Blickachsen 11 focuses on artists from Austria
Biennale of Sydney appoints Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker as a new Director and Chief Executive Officer
Lofoten International Art Festival reveals first group of participating artists
Kenya Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
The detailed Preview Programme of the 57th Venice Biennale Viva Arte Viva now available
The Polish Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – Sharon Lockhart Little Review
Yokohama Triennale unveils the initial list of artists for the 2017 edition
10th Berlin Biennale announces curatorial team
Cinthia Marcelle’s “Chão de caça” Pavilion of Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition
Tito’s Bunker: the 4th Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground
Open Call for 5th Ghetto Biennale 2017
Folkestone Triennial 2017 to open in September
Dak’Art 2018: call for submissions is now open
Announcing first artists of the 21st Biennale of Sydney
The first part of ARoS Triennial to open on 8 April
Richard Parry appointed as the new Director of Glasgow International
First edition of the new Lagos Biennial to open in October
Announcing 1st Riga Biennial and appointment of Chief Curator, Katerina Gregos
Anita Dube named curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018
EVA International appoints Matt Packer as Director
Blickachsen 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Sculpture Biennale
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial – concept and participants announced
HyperPavilion a large scale exhibition during the 57th Venice Biennale
documenta 14 introduces institutional partners in Athens — and venues of the exhibition

Highlights

Momentum 9 Trailer

The ninth edition of the Momentum Biennial (M9) takes the notion of alienation as its starting point. In the term alienation the curators refer to a contemporary world where alien processes and entities are becoming an integrated part of our lives through technological, ecological and social transformations.
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Winter in America: The 2017 Whitney Biennial

by Andrew Stefan Weiner

It might be that some degree of controversy at the Whitney Biennial is inevitable, given its oft-stated ambition to somehow “take the temperature” of contemporary American art. Yet to agree to this objective is first of all to admit that such a thing is even possible and furthermore that it is desirable, when in fact neither of these points is exactly self-evident. Why shouldn’t some Biennials be more limited and thematic, rather than comprehensive?
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Making Place: a report on the first Kathmandu Triennale

by Zeenat Nagree

Outsiders occupy a unique position to look in, to observe or to critique. Patterns and characteristics that are unrecognisable or even irrelevant to insiders come to the fore; insights gained and buried layers exposed. Such encounters are commonplace in the art world, unremarkable almost. Yet, the depth and complexity brought by these encounters deserves particular attention when they involve artistic transactions, sites of visibility, and history writing – occurring in the context of large exhibitions, such as biennials or triennials.
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Stages #6: The Biennial Condition

Featuring contributions from artists, curators and researchers, Stages #6 presents the proceedings from Liverpool Biennial’s 2016 conference The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and the Episodic. It brings together the curatorial thinking behind the 2016 Biennial with ideas from Aarhus University’s research project The Contemporary Condition. The issue reflects on biennials both as the privileged site for the production of contemporaneity in art and exhibition making, and as episodic instances of contemporary art on a global scale.
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Exhibitions Calendar

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Events

MILAN: 31 March 2017

The Biennial Factor: Impacting the Context
Friday 31 March 2017, 1pm

Talk featuring: Douglas Fogle, Independent Curator and Writer, Los Angeles; Rafal Niemojewski, Director, Biennial Foundation, New York; Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Partner, OMA/AMO, Rotterdam; moderated by Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan.

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SYDNEY: 6 April 2017

Biennale Archive Stories #2 Mami Kataoka
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VENICE: 10 May 2017

BF Reception + Talk by Elmgreen & Dragset and Mami Kataoka
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NYC: 24 May 2017

Curator’s Perspective: Trevor Schoonmaker
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MUNSTER: 10 June 2017

Skulptur Projekte Münster Opening Weekend
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HONG KONG: 24 March 2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to ‘Doing Time’: Tehching Hsieh in Conversation with Adrian Heathfield, co-presented by Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Hong Kong Arts Centre. In advance …
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Kathmandu Triennale documenta 14