Ralph Rugoff

Ralph Rugoff unveils his vision for the 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, and the curator of the 58th International Art Exhibition, Ralph Rugoff, met the press today at Ca’ Giustinian to launch the Biennale Arte 2019, which will take place from May 11th to November 24th 2018 (Preview May 8th, 9th and 10th) at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as around other venues in Venice.

Nicolas Bourriaud

Nicolas Bourriaud to Curate the 16th Istanbul Biennial

The 16th Istanbul Biennial will take place between 14 September and 10 November 2019. It will be curated by French curator, art scholar and writer Nicolas Bourriaud. Bourriaud, one of the co-founders of Palais de Tokyo, Paris and current director of the Montpellier Contemporain, stated, “I am very honoured to be able to contribute to…

Karachi Biennale 2019

Karachi Biennale 2019 Open Call for Curator

The Karachi Biennale Trust (KBT) invites applications from experienced curators interested in curating the second iteration of Karachi Biennale in 2019. Karachi Biennale is Pakistan’s largest international art event that focuses on creating a nuanced narrative for Karachi with public art exhibitions for local and international audiences. It is organized by KBT, a non-profit art platform…

Oslo Biennial 2019

After completion of the Pilot project Oslo to launch new art biennial in 2019

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo announces the launch of the City’s first art biennial in public space—a field characterized by complexity, contingency and shifting realities. The inaugural edition of the Oslo Biennial is set to open in May 2019 and will be curated by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, the curatorial…

Ghetto Biennale book

Ghetto Biennale / Geto Byenal 2009-2015

The Ghetto Biennale is a cross-cultural arts festival held in two adjacent informal neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, called Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne. It is hosted by the artists’ collective, Atis Rezistans, and has taken place every two years starting in December 2009. The Ghetto Biennale is attempting to momentarily transform spaces,…

documenta 14

The Art of the Possible: With and Against documenta 14

by Andrew Stefan Weiner

The obvious reason that some critics have cast Szymczyk and his team as morally superior “social justice warriors” is that it is much easier to fling stereotypes than it is to work through the complex implications of the fundamental message that this documenta means to communicate. At the core of this sprawling, wildly ambitious, sometimes incoherent, but certainly worthwhile exhibition lies a deceptively simple proposition: that art can and should serve the cause of justice, but not always in the ways we might expect.

Momentum 9

Momentum 9 Trailer

The ninth edition of the Momentum Biennial (M9) takes the notion of alienation as its starting point. In the term alienation the curators refer to a contemporary world where alien processes and entities are becoming an integrated part of our lives through technological, ecological and social transformations.

Winter in America: The 2017 Whitney Biennial

by Andrew Stefan Weiner

It might be that some degree of controversy at the Whitney Biennial is inevitable, given its oft-stated ambition to somehow “take the temperature” of contemporary American art. Yet to agree to this objective is first of all to admit that such a thing is even possible and furthermore that it is desirable, when in fact neither of these points is exactly self-evident. Why shouldn’t some Biennials be more limited and thematic, rather than comprehensive?

The Biennial Condition

Stages #6: The Biennial Condition

Featuring contributions from artists, curators and researchers, Stages #6 presents the proceedings from Liverpool Biennial’s 2016 conference The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and the Episodic. It brings together the curatorial thinking behind the 2016 Biennial with ideas from Aarhus University’s research project The Contemporary Condition. The issue reflects on biennials both as the privileged site for the production of contemporaneity in art and exhibition making, and as episodic instances of contemporary art on a global scale.

MiArt Talks

Biennial Foundation at MiArt

The Biennial Factor: Impacting the Context
Friday 31 March 2017, 1pm

Talk featuring: Douglas Fogle, Independent Curator and Writer, Los Angeles; Rafal Niemojewski, Director, Biennial Foundation, New York; Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Partner, OMA/AMO, Rotterdam; moderated by Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan.

Contemporary Art Biennial as a Site Specific Event: Local versus Global

Edited by Daiva Citvarienė

The tension between the locality of the region and the globality of the art world remains a key aspect of contemporary art biennials. In order to once again reflect on the phenomenon of global culture, this publication dedicated to the 10th Kaunas Biennial presents articles and interviews from Lithuanian and international art historians, curators and culture managers analysing the paradox of locality vs. globality in the history of the phenomenon of biennials.