Timișoara

What Does a Biennial Do? The Winds of Timișoara

by Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu

So, what do biennials do? Or more specifically, what did this biennial – the Art Encounters Biennial 2019 – do? Some possible answers are already on the tips of our tongues; others will come over time. We’d like to think that this biennial made possible a wide variety of encounters between art, the inhabitants of Timișoara and visitors, alike – not only throughout 2019, but also beyond, for a number of artworks will remain in the city, and new relationships have been forged.
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NIRIN

NIRIN: the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

Our correspondent Michaela Bear had a chance to visit the 22nd Biennale of Sydney days before it closed to the public on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Her reports describes an exhibition giving voice to under-represented communities, issues and histories…
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NIRIN

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN moves to digital experience

Working with long-time Biennale partner Google – and in a first for the Biennale of Sydney – audiences around the world will be able to engage with NIRIN on the Google Arts & Culture platform. Creating a virtual Biennale will bring the exhibition and programs to life through live content, virtual walk-throughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.
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Al-Ula

The biennial franchise has arrived – in Al-Ula and on Instagram

by Melissa Gronlund

When Desert X – a young biennial from California – announced it would be producing an exhibition in the Saudi desert site of Al-Ula, it ignited a firestorm of international opposition. Three board members resigned, including Ed Ruscha, in order to protest the collaboration with the Saudi state. Discussions about boycotts dominated coverage…
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Executive Director

Honolulu Biennial Foundation seeks Executive Director

Honolulu Biennial Foundation seeks a dynamic and highly motivated Executive Director (ED) with a strong background in contemporary art and professional experience managing and fundraising for a visual arts nonprofit organization. The ED position is based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The desired start date is April 2020.
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