The Biennial Factor: Impacting the Context
Friday 31 March 2017, 1pm
MiArt, Fieramilanocity, Milan, Italy
Since the 1980s the number of biennials has proliferated from just a handful to many hundreds. It is well understood that biennials are seen as a way to put a city ‘on the map’, but what is the actual impact of biennials and recurring exhibitions on the cities that host them from a more structural point of view? How can we make sense of the short and long-term effects on the local economy, on the architecture and built environment, and the social fabric?
Douglas Fogle, Independent Curator and Writer, Los Angeles
Rafal Niemojewski, Director, Biennial Foundation, New York
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Partner, OMA/AMO, Rotterdam
Moderator: Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan
This is event is part of miartalks 2017. Conceived as an international and multidisciplinary forum, miartalks 2017 will explore one of the most relevant issues in today’s global scenario: the present and the future of biennials and the challenges of recurring exhibitions. More than 40 artists, curators and museum directors will participate in thematic roundtables on art, architecture, design, the moving image and performing arts.
For the second consecutive year, the miartalks will be realized in collaboration with In Between Art Film, the production company founded by Beatrice Bulgari in order to support artist’s films and experimental videos.
Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Bataan and Dhaka
For more information and tickets visit http://www.miart.it/en/content/miartalks-0