Biennial Foundation is happy to announce the publication and launch of the book “Shifting Gravity” on the 30th of May at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
Ute Meta Bauer
World Biennial Forum No1, Gwangju, October 2012
Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Hatje Cantz Verlag
55th Venice Biennale
May 30, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Crozzola Hall
The thriving of art biennials over the past three decades across the globe—and most notably in Asia—provokes a shift away from the traditional centers of contemporary art. The rise of biennials signifies a new cultural phenomenon that changes the way we understand the relationship between artistic creation, institutions, localities, and social relations. Through biennials, contemporary art from all over the world is presented to a traveling group of art professionals, but more importantly to a wide audience of an unprecedented scale. Initiated by the Biennial Foundation and hosted by the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, the inaugural World Biennial Forum investigated this multiplicity of new centers and gravities along with the heterogeneous practices in art biennials today.
Edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Hou Hanru, co-directors of the World Biennial Forum Nº 1—Shifting Gravity, this publication collects the presentations and discussions developed during the forum.