News

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
2017 California-Pacific Triennial: concept and participating artists
In addition to OMA, Manifesta appoints team of 4 creative mediators for its 12th edition
WRO 2017 Biennale: Draft Systems
Chus Martínez to curate KölnSkulptur #9
The 15th Istanbul Biennial to collaborate with the Istanbul Film Festival
Prospect New Orleans welcomes Jennifer M. Williams as Deputy Director for the public experience
documenta 14 and the National Museum of Contemporary Art announce collaboration
Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale publishes the list of the selected artists
Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale
Bucharest Biennale Appoints the Curators for 2018 Edition
Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 announces the list of participating artists
Curatorial concept for the 14th Biennale de Lyon: “Floating Worlds”
Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art: artist list announced
Liverpool Biennial is recruiting for a number of positions

Highlights

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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Ebbs and Flows at Sharjah Biennial 13 – Tamawuj

by Elizabeth Derderian

The question of infrastructure looms large in the UAE, as a biennial organization becomes an art foundation, as major museums are under construction, and as Dubai’s commercial galleries continue to proliferate.
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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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