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Winners of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call during Art Basel Miami Beach
Liverpool Biennial Job opportunity: Curator
Call for Chief Curator for 2019 edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Kulturstiftung des Bundes increases funding of the Berlin Biennale to 3 Million Euro per edition
6th Thessaloniki Biennale Open Call for artists
Kochi-Muziris Biennale announces Opening Week events
Gabi Ngcobo appointed as curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
The OFF-Biennale named as one of the grant recipients of the Igor Zabel Award
The Nordic Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale: Mirrored
The Whitney Biennial has announced the 63 artists participating in the 2017 edition
EVA 2018 Call for Proposals Now Open
Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement opens in Geneva
Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale: Call for Artists
The 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art
Benesse Prize Makes Asian Debut at Singapore Biennale 2016
Contour Biennale 8 Announces Participating Artists
Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng to represent South Africa at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017
Open Call: Chorus for documenta 14
Pune Biennale 2017: curatorial concept and participating artists
Anne Imhof to Represent Germany at the 2017 Venice Biennale
Susie Lingham shares her curatorial approach to the upcoming edition of the Singapore Biennale
Sharon Lockhart to represent Poland at the Venice Biennale
Participants and Projects for the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial
Jordi Colomer and Manuel Segade to represent Spain at the Venice Biennale
Call for Proposals: Forecast International Platform for Pioneering Ideas
Odessa Biennale announces an open call
Title and Concept of the Yokohama Triennale 2017
The Diaspora Pavilion in Venice: Open Call for UK-based artists
Okayama Art Summit – first edition of a new triennial opens today
New Leadership at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Form of Form: 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale
5th edition of Mediations Biennale opened in Poznan
Kochi-Muziris Biennale announces the curatorial vision
Qalandiya International (QI) prepares to launch its third edition
Sharjah Biennial 13 to expand beyond the United Arab Emirates
Open call for artists from the Global South and Portuguese- speaking countries
Christine Macel reveals the concept of her Venice Biennale exhibition
Permeable Practices: São Paulo Biennial’s curatorial workshop
Changwon Sculpture Biennale marks the season of Korean biennials
The 3rd Jerusalem Biennale Open Call

Highlights

Biennials: Four Fundamentals, Many Variations

by Terry Smith

When we look back at the century plus history of recurrent survey exhibitions of contemporary art––those we call biennials, triennials, and (at Kassel, itself expanding) documentas––we can see that they slowly established a set of distinctive protocols, that were formalized during the 1980s, then rapidly replicated throughout the world, while at the same time steadily increasing in size and scope.
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Biennialgram from the 11th Shanghai Biennale

by Rose Lejeune

Curated by artist’s collective Raqs Media Collective, the 11th Shanghai Biennial takes its starting point as the question “Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories”. A multifarious and speculate question that seeks to utilise the Biennial as a site which can offer the ‘arguments and counter arguments of our time’. Criss-crossing between cultural pessimism and technological optimism, the Biennial explores how questions ‘happen’ in our world and posits that art-works always carry within them the possibility of possible futures in as much as they are always drafts for the, as yet, untold future in the present.
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The third issue of the documenta 14 magazine South as a State of Mind #8 [documenta 14 #3]

Contributions by Nabil Ahmed, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Natasha Ginwala, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Tina Modotti, Neni Panourgiá, Pope.L, Gene Ray, Glauber Rocha, Cecilia Vicuña and others explore forms and histories of language and lexicon, as well as political ecology and environmental violence, all come from the dark entanglement of capitalism and colonialism.
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India’s Biennale Effect: A politics of contemporary art

Edited by Robert E. D’Souza, Sunil Manghani

This book is more than a source for ‘India’s first biennale’. It is a thoughtful, revisionist consideration of the received accounts of ‘biennale culture’, as it has been articulated in The Biennale Reader, and by writers such as Hans Belting, Jacques Rancière, and Nicholas Mirzoeff.
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Biennialgram from the 1st Yinchuan Biennale “For an Image, Faster than Light”

by Shwetal A. Patel

The accelerated programme of development is not new to China, but the unusual regional and cultural context has triggered speculation as to its underlying motives. If applied to the Biennale, this delivers a perhaps more enlightening critique than the mass media’s overwhelmingly singular focus on the last-minute removal of Ai WeiWei from the Biennial’s program…
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Events

VENICE 10 May 2017

Biennial Foundation Reception – save the date
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MILAN 31 March 2017

Biennial Foundation Debate – save the date
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SYDNEY 14 Dec 2016

Mami Kataoka, Mike Parr, Djon Mundine and Paula Latos-Valier
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MIAMI 1 Dec 2016

Antarctic Biennale event at Art Basel Miami
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LOS ANGELES 30 Nov 2016

Desert X Preview at the Hammer Museum
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NYC 17-19 Nov 2016

Alternative Art School Fair: a new initiative by Paris Biennale
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