Manifesta biennial in 2000, while the corporate sponsorship of some biennials has suggested that biennialization may be a potent way for funders to penetrate new commercial or cultural markets. As George Yúdice has argued of ...
Author: Anthony Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This innovative new history examines in-depth how the growing popularity of large-scale international survey exhibitions, or 'biennials', has influenced global contemporary art since the 1950s. Provides a comprehensive global history of biennialization from the rise of the European star-curator in the 1970s to the emergence of mega-exhibitions in Asia in the 1990s Introduces a global array of case studies to illustrate the trajectory of biennials and their growing influence on artistic expression, from the Biennale de la Méditerranée in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955, the second Havana Biennial of 1986, New York’s Whitney Biennial in 1993, and the 2002 Documenta11 in Kassel, to the Gwangju Biennale of 2014 Explores the evolving curatorial approaches to biennials, including analysis of the roles of sponsors, philanthropists and biennial directors and their re-shaping of the contemporary art scene Uses the history of biennials as a means of illustrating and inciting further discussions of globalization in contemporary art
During the time that the empirical material for this research was collected, the institution of the biennial, as a self-pronounced socially engaged agent, came to be threatened with a palpable legitimation crisis, that is to say, ...
Author: Panos Kompatsiaris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and the popular, where the likes of Jeff Koons encounter the likes of Guy Debord, where Angela Davis and Frantz Fanon share the same ground with neoliberal cultural policy makers and creative entrepreneurs. Building on the legacy of events that conjoin art, critical theory and counterculture, from Nova Convention to documenta X, the new biennial blends the modalities of protest with a neoliberal politics of creativity. This book examines a strained period for these high art institutions, a period when their politics are brought into question and often boycotted in the context of austerity, crisis and the rise of Occupy cultures. Using the 3rd Athens Biennale and the 7th Berlin Biennale as its main case studies, it looks at how the in-built tensions between the domains of art and politics take shape when spectacular displays attempt to operate as immediate activist sites. Drawing on ethnographic research and contemporary cultural theory, this book argues that biennials both denunciate the aesthetic as bourgeois category and simultaneously replicate and diffuse an exclusive sociability across social landscapes.
As intimated earlier, this study of biennial culture and the complex city has commenced with the intriguing instance of BHB because of the way its deliberately unpretentious, hands-on approach to mounting a biennial highlights many of ...
Author: Nicolas Whybrow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Through its examination of five quite different art events in cities across Europe, Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe offers a compelling exploration of how public art takes place in the modern city. Roughly tracing a central horizontal trajectory from the western to the eastern edges of the continent, Nicolas Whybrow considers the Folkestone Triennial in the UK, Sculpture Projects Münster in Germany, the Venice Biennale in Italy, Belgrade's Mikser Festival in Serbia and the Istanbul Biennial in Turkey. Writing within the context of a thirty-year international 'biennial boom', Whybrow interrogates the extent to which biennial events and their artworks seek to engage with the socio-cultural and political complexity of cities, in particular the work that is involved in this relationship. With its focus on Europe, he also tells a composite story of continental difference at a moment of high tension, centering on issues of migration, political populism and uncertainty around the future form of the European Union.
Party lines have been drawn quite closely on the issue , though the republicans have not a vote to gain by supporting biennials , but , on the contrary , are quite sure to lose . But it would not do for the movement to stand in its true ...
SON BIENNIALS OME OF THE LOVELIEST PLANTS grown in our gardens are biennials ; that is , plants that flower in their second year from seed , then die , having first set seed . Biennials are rather awkward plants , taking up precious ...
Author: Christopher Grey-Wilson
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Category: Annuals (Plants)
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The pres , almost without excep- tion , regardles of politics , favors biennials . It has not been a political question . Democratic and republican states hav both adopted the measure as a matter of good administration .
In our dry , windy , high altitudes , it is advisable to treat some biennials as annuals in the horticultural sense . If started early enough , these plants will bloom during the same season . For example , pansies started in January ...
In 'Biennale Demand,' Lee Weng Choy categorizes the following biennial stakeholders: those who organize biennials, ... Believing that 'we have run into a deadend asking ourselves, repeatedly, ''what do we want from biennials?
Author: Janet Marstine
Category: Social Science
This book considers key ethical questions in museum policy and practice, particularly those related to issues of collection and display. What does a collection signify in the twenty-first century museum? How does an engagement with immateriality challenge museums’ concept of ownership, and how does that immateriality translate into the design of exhibitions and museum space? Are museums still about safeguarding objects, and what does safeguarding mean for diverse individuals and communities today? How does the notion of the museum as a performative space challenge our perceptions of the object? The scholarship represented in this volume is a testament to the range and significance of critical inquiry in museum ethics. Together, the chapters resist a legalistic interpretation, bound by codes and common practice, to advance an ethics discourse that is richly theorized, constantly changing and contingent on diverse external factors. Contributors take stock of innovative research to articulate a new museum ethics founded on the moral agency of museums, the concept that museums have both the capacity and the responsibility to create social change. This book is based on a special issue of Museum Management and Curatorship.
Biennials. Add. Garden. Interest. Biennials are the perfect plant for gardeners who like to go to seed. Longer lasting than an annual and less predictable than a perennial, ornamental biennials are one of the best investments a gardener ...
Author: Jodi Torpey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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