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Biennials, triennials, and documenta: the exhibitions that created contemporary art

Biennials, triennials, and documenta: the exhibitions that created contemporary art

Green, Charles, 1953- author; Gardner, Anthony, 1976- author

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. 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 Mditerrane 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

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Published Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Charles Green and Anthony Gardner
ISBN: 1119212669, 9781119212669
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Art and Design.; History of art; Biennials (Art fairs) History.; Art and globalization History 20th century.; Art and globalization History 21st century.; Art Exhibitions History.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781444336658

Contents

  1. Preface vii
  2. Introduction
  3. Part 1 The SecondWave
  4. 1 1972: The Rise of the Star-Curator
  5. 2 1979: Cultural Translation, Cultural Exclusion, and the Second Wave
  6. 3 1986: The South and the Edges of the Global
  7. Part 2 The Politics of Legitimacy
  8. 4 1989: Asian Biennialization
  9. 5 1997: Biennials, Migration, and Itinerancy
  10. Part 3 Hegemony or a New Canon
  11. 6 2002: Cosmopolitanism
  12. 7 2003: Delegating Authority
  13. 8 2014: Global Art Circuits
  14. 9 Conclusion
  15. Index