The research for this article was supported by the Australian Research Council, as part of the authors’ Discovery Project grant (2011–2014) to examine postwar biennials, triennials and documentas.

Biennials of the South on the Edges of the Global

Authors: Anthony Gardner and Charles Green.

Published in: Third Text. Volume 27, Issue 4, 2013. Special Issue: Global Occupations of Art.

The question this essay asks is how exhibition histories of contemporary art shift when seen not from the perpetually insistent demands of the north, but from the viewpoints and aspirations of the South. What might a Southern perspective of biennials look like?

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