Edited by Jeanine Griffin and Steve Dutton, looks at the issue of local versus global with reference to the ever increasing number of biennials and city-wide exhibition projects taking place around the world. Includes essays by John Byrne, Neil Mulholland […]
Biennials and City Wide Events - a-n The Artists Information Company
Through devising Research Paper: Biennials and city-wide events, editors Steve Dutton and Jeanine Griffin have sought to articulate some of the creative constraints and opportunities that such events invoke.
Airport art, as I now like to call it, is the major problem facing biennales, biennials and art festivals today.
There are now over 200 contemporary art biennials across the globe, compared with four or five or twenty years ago.
Rather than asking what a biennial represents, it may be worthwhile to shift the emphasis of the question and examine how it represents. That is: How is it experienced?
Despite common parlance, globalisation is not a synonym for contemporary neoliberal capitalism; it is rather an historical process of cultural drift and metamorphosis.