The Mediations Biennale draws on the tradition of the Inner Spaces Festival (initiated in 1993), as well as exhibitions organised in the countries of Asia, America and Europe. It also calls upon Asia -Europe Mediations (Poznań, 2007),
an event which featured artists from 23 Asian and 21 European countries. The exhibitions were curated by: Huanghu Binghui, Shen Qibin, Biljana Ciric, Richard Birkett, Georg Elben, Harro Schmidt, Janos Sturcz and Sławomir Sobczak.
Mediations Biennale is a presentation of the latest achievements in art, concentrating on a dialogue between different cultures of the
world and artistic explorations of creators
from Central Europe. Through relating to the historical and cultural experience the Mediations Biennale wants to offer a different platform, different sensitivity, and a different perspective in the perception of global processes.
The first edition of Mediations Biennale took place in 2008 and featured over 240 artists. The event comprised 16 exhibitions shown in several exposition spaces in Poznań. The core of the programme consisted of three exhibitions curated by Yu Yeon Kim, Lóránd Hegyi and Gu Zhenqing.
Main idea of the Mediations Biennale is mediation, a dialogue between different cultures of the world, based on the experience and exploration of the culture and art of Central Europe.