Visual Arts Centre
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,, 10 Penang Rd, Singapore 238469

20/09/2016 - 19:00hs
2:30hs. Talk session
(including a 20'' coffee break)

SGD 60.00 (including GST)
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Art Biennales: from Venice to the East

Art Biennales: 'from Venice to the East'

The lecture is an introduction to the history, concepts and strategies behind today’s curatorial-based periodic international art blockbuster exhibitions; also known as “art biennales”.

The first half of the lecture will be dedicated to the foundational biennales. It begins by analyzing the historical and cultural conditions for the emergence of the Venice Biennale, the so-called “mother of all biennales”, in 1895. The Venice model will be taken as a reference to contrast with other relevant international art mega-exhibitions such as São Paulo Biennial, Documenta, Havana Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, Manifesta and Lyon Biennale.

The second half of the lecture will explore the proliferation of art biennales in Asia and Pacific in recent decades. The analysis will include references to some of the most influential exhibitions in the region such as Asian Art Biennale at Bangladesh, Sydney Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennial at Brisbane, Yokohama Triennale, Shanghai Biennale, Guangzhou Triennial, Taipei Biennial, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Busan Biennale, Auckland Triennial, Sharjah Biennial, Aichi Triennale and Singapore Biennale.