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NYC 17-19 Nov 2016

Alternative Art School Fair: a new initiative by Paris Biennale
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OSLO 16-18 Nov 2016

OSLO PILOT symposium: The Giver, the Guest and the Ghost
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LIVERPOOL 7-8 Oct 2016

The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and Episodic
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HELSINKI 13 Sept 2016

Mami Kataoka: Awareness of the Invisibles
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BERGEN 2-4 Sept 2016

BA 2016: The Infrastructure Summit
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GWANGJU 1-4 Sept 2016

Opening week of the 11th Gwangju Biennale
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Highlights

Ecology and Catastrophe: Biennialgram from the 32nd São Paulo Biennial

Contentious displays of artists’ ethical and political positions became commonplace in the recent São Paulo Biennial openings. It could not be different this year, considering that the 32nd São Paulo Biennial opened a few days after the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff…
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Out of Time: preliminary materials for Skulptur Projekte 2017

Out of Time is the second in a series of three publications which accompanies the preparations of Skulptur Projekte 2017. With contributions by: Alexander Alberro, Renée Green, Beatrice von Bismarck, Ulrike Gerhardt, Akiko Bernhöft, Hannah Black, and Justin Matherly.
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The New Curator by Natasha Hoare, Coline Milliard, Rafal Niemojewski, Ben Borthwick and Jonathan Watkins

This book presents a snapshot of the most interesting curatorial practices in the art world today. There is an emphasis on the “now”: the introduction sketches in the development of curatorial practices since the 1980s but the shows under scrutiny in the following 25 case studies have all taken place in the last few years.
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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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News

27.09.2016

Open call for artists from Global South and Lusophone countries
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23.09.2016

Christine Macel reveals title and concept for Venice Biennale
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21.09.2016

Permeable Practices: São Paulo Biennial’s curatorial workshop
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15.09.2016

Changwon marks the season of Korean biennials
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14.09.2016

The 3rd Jerusalem Biennale Open Call
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13.09.2016

The 11th Shanghai Biennale full list of artists and exhibitions
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10.09.2016

Jakarta Biennale 2017 open call for curators
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05.09.2016

The 5th edition Çanakkale Biennial has been cancelled
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03.09.2016

TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation
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01.09.2016

BB9 Call for participants: “Level Five” by Brody Condon
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30.08.2016

Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2016 opening week program
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29.08.2016

Liverpool Biennial is seeking Curatorial Trainees
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26.08.2016

GIBCA and PARSE: Open call for journal contributions
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26.08.2016

Aichi Triennale 2016 Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan
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25.08.2016

The eight edition of Survival Kit festival to open in Riga
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25.08.2016

Ai Weiwei’s work removed from the Yinchuan Biennale
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24.08.2016

Desert X due to open in February 2017
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23.08.2016

Polish Pavilion in Venice: curatorial project competition
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22.08.2016

1st Antarctic Biennale: Open Call
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21.08.2016

Taiwan Biennial to run in parallel with Taipei Biennial
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19.08.2016

Busan Biennale 2016 ‘Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude’
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11.08.2016

Cleveland Triennial to Launch in 2018
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10.08.2016

Qalandiya International Open Gallery #4 – Call for Proposals
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09.08.2016

Programme highlights of the Ruhrtriennale’s opening week
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04.08.2016

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 Programme Announced
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02.08.2016

The 6th edition of Sinopale postponed until 2017
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29.07.2016

Tehching Hsieh to Represent Taiwan at Venice Biennale 2017
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28.07.2016

Inti Guerrero to curate 38th edition of EVA International
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27.07.2016

Bergen Assembly 2016 Open Call: Tarek Atoui’s WITHIN
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24.07.2016

ARoS Triennial, new perennial exhibition in Denmark
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