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Exhibitions Calendar

Calendar 2016:

Friends

Biennale of Sydney Manifesta 11
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Events

SANTA FE 14-16 July 2016

SITElines.2016 Opening Week Events
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LONDON 2 July 2016

London transformed after dark for first ever Art Night
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ZURICH 9-12 June 2016

Manifesta 11 Opening Programme
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SÃO PAULO 10-11 June 2016

SP Bienal Study Days (last session)
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BERGEN 28 May 2016

freethought Invites… Andy Merrifield: ‘The Amateur of Life’
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NYC 9 May 2016

Crossing Boundaries: Making World Art History conference
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Highlights

What are we building down there? – Laura Herman interviews Niels Van Tomme, curator of the Bucharest Biennale 7

In a valiant effort to reimagine what a biennale can be, the seventh edition of Bucharest’s Biennale for Contemporary Art What are we building down there? comes with a concept that is both simple and smart. Rather than housing art in various galleries and venues, Belgian curator and critic Niels Van Tomme reshapes our expectations by integrating advertising billboards in the capital city’s infrastructure…
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Papers from the conference Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives

We are very happy to announce that the transcript of the conference Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives (International Conference at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe 27.02.—01.03.2014) has been published and can be downloaded
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Ensamble Studio exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale

The Biennial Foundation in association with the Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation is proud to announce the support for the Ensamble Studio exhibition at the 15th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale (May 26th to November 27th 2016).
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Biennialgram from the Marrakech Biennale 6

Bonjour! Morning air on the way from our hotel to the “Not New Now” or the sixth Marrakech Biennale was filled with a mixture of hot dust, a motor rollers’ loud noise and a delicate smell of spices…
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Open call: Emerging Voices Awards 2016

The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.
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News

26.06.2016

Venice Biennale Research Pavilion: call for proposals
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26.06.2016

Curators announced for LIAF 2017
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23.06.2016

Egill Sæbjörnsson to represent Iceland at 57th Venice Biennale
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15.06.2016

13th edition of Havana Biennial to open in November 2018
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15.06.2016

Documenta 14 journal South as a State of Mind #2 out now
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10.06.2016

Shanghai Biennale: curatorial concept and first list of artists
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07.06.2016

Colombo Art Biennale 2016: dates and concept
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06.06.2016

Chilean Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale: open call
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05.06.2016

Çanakkale Biennial Announces Line-Up of 40 Artists
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31.05.2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan to host a biennale
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31.05.2016

Gwangju Biennale publishes full list of artists for 2016 edition
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27.05.2016

Yokohama Triennale: dates and conception committee
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26.05.2016

Open Call for public art biennial OpenART
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24.05.2016

Introducing Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab
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24.05.2016

Nav Haq appointed curator of the 9th edition of GIBCA
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20.05.2016

Liverpool Biennial to recreate School Students’ Strike of 1985
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18.05.2016

Land Art Mongolia 360° concept and artists
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11.05.2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016 full programme announced
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10.05.2016

Romanian Vistas: The BB7 Travel Agency in Eindhoven
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10.05.2016

UNASUR Bienal call for curatorial projects
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07.05.2016

First list of artists released for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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06.05.2016

Marseilles to host Manifesta in 2020
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05.05.2016

32nd Bienal de São Paulo announces final list of artists
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05.05.2016

12th Edition of DAK’ART is now open
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04.05.2016

Xavier Veilhan to represent France at Venice Biennale
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03.05.2016

La Biennale de Montréal preliminary list of artists
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03.05.2016

Bucharest Biennale 7 accreditations are now open
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02.05.2016

Three teams shortlisted for Icelandic pavilion in Venice
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29.04.2016

XI Florence Biennale 2017 selection process now open
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28.04.2016

Next edition of the Havana Biennial to open in 2018
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