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.
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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.
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India’s Biennale Effect: A politics of contemporary art

Edited by Robert E. D’Souza, Sunil Manghani

This book is more than a source for ‘India’s first biennale’. It is a thoughtful, revisionist consideration of the received accounts of ‘biennale culture’, as it has been articulated in The Biennale Reader, and by writers such as Hans Belting, Jacques Rancière, and Nicholas Mirzoeff.
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Rethinking the Biennale Model in The New Curator

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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Out Now and Available Online: Making Biennials in Contemporary Times – Essays from the World Biennial Forum No 2.

Read the essays of World Biennial Forum No 2.

Peter Osborne
Every other Year Is Always This Year – Contemporaneity and the Biennial Form

Anthony Gardner and Charles Green
South as Method? Biennials Past and Present

Lucy Steeds
Biennial Exhibition Histories, Against the Grain: Juraci Dórea’s Projeto Terra in São Paulo, Venice and Havana

Fernando Oliva
Censorship, Resistance and Reenactment: Bienal da Bahia, 46 Years Later

David Teh
Currencies of the Contemporary: Biennials and the International in Southeast Asia

Manuela Moscoso
What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Anne Szefer Karlsen
An Institution Already First Time Around

Moacir dos Anjos
Between Local and Global, Minor as Possible Resistance

Marina Fokidis

Fabio Cypriano
How to Escape Formal Representations with Artists-Activists

Elvira Dyangani Ose
For Whom Are Biennials Organised?

Övül Durmusoglu
Please Play? Politics of Public Intimacy (in Istanbul)

Ana Gonçalves Magalhães
Education for Contemporary Art in the Context of the Bienal de São Paulo

Cayo Honorato
Unrepentant Populism

Ana Paula Cohen
Post-Colonial or Neo-Colonialism?

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