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Biennial Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the book ‘Making Biennials in Contemporary Times’ on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Brazilian Pavilion in Venice.

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Making Biennials in Contemporary Times

As biennials have sought renewal of their formats, so their theorists and curators have sought to renew their histories, looking to other times and other places as inspiration for reimagining biennials past and present. Anthony Gardner and Charles Green.

Friday, 8 May, 2015. 14:00h.

Giardini Castello, the Brazilian Pavilion, Venice

Taking the idea of the global South as a starting point, the World Biennial Forum No 2, from which the publication results, looked at how this geography shapes the current condition of world biennials.

The book reflects that the turn to the South is clearly not restricted to exhibitions, but part of a broader, significant invocation of the South as inspiration for resisting the North Atlantic’s devouring of space, resources, alternative histories and epistemologies, indeed any prospects, it seems, for antagonizing a neo‐colonial sweep.

‘Making Biennials in Contemporary Times’ brings together 16 essays by prominent international curators, researchers, philosophers, and art historians. It is made in digital format in order to reach a wide audience and will be available free of charge online after the launch.

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

Authors: Moacir dos Anjos, Ana Paula Cohen, Fabio Cypriano, Övül Durmusoglu, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Marina Fokidis, Anthony Gardner, Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, Charles Green, Cayo Honorato, Manuela Moscoso, Fernando Oliva, Peter Osborne, Daniel Rangel, Lucy Steeds, Anne Szefer Karlsen, David Teh.

Publishers: Biennial Foundation, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea.

If you wish to attend the book launch, please contact Bianca Volpi: wbf2@icco.art.br

The World Biennial Forum No 2 took place from November 26 – 30, 2014, alongside the 31st Bienal de São Paolo: www.worldbiennialforum.org

Image: Installation view of Juraci Dórea’s Projeto Terra (1981-1988), the Brazilian Pavilion at the 43rd Biennale di Venezia, 1988).

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