World Biennial Forum No 2

How to Make Biennials in Contemporary Times

Directed by: Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Luiza Proença, Oren Sagiv, and Benjamin Seroussi.

26-30 November, 2014
Auditório Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil


Wednesday, November 26

7:30 p.m – Welcoming

Keynote Address: Peter Osborne 
Contemporaneity and the Biennial Form


Thursday, November 27

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Once Again, as If for the First Time: archives, biennial memory and the balance between continuity and reinvention

Moderator: Martin Grossmann
Fabio Cypriano
Anthony Gardner
Fernando Oliva


6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Works and Their Changing Places: the interpretation of artworks and their relations to space and time

Moderator: Moacir dos Anjos
Marina Fokidis
Lucy Steeds
Övül Durmusoglu


Friday, November 28

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
No More Imagined Communities: creating new biennials beyond national art competitions and neoliberal city marketing

Moderator: Ana Paula Cohen
Anne Szefer Karlsen
David Teh
Manuela Moscoso  


6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Popularity without Populism: education, ideology and exchange

Moderator: Ana Magalhães
Elvira Dyangani Ose
Cayo Honorato
Reem Fadda

9 p.m. – Closing address

Guest of Honor: Ivo Mesquita


Saturday, November 29

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Introduction by the curators to the 31st Bienal de São Paulo. Location: Biennial Pavilion

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.   – Visit to the 31st Bienal de São Paulo


Sunday, November 30

10 a.m. – ……….- Visit to Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and other cultural venues in São Paulo