Were this a joke, another great element would be the way it plays with the current oversaturation of biennials
, as if they've run out of places to do them and were forced to stage one in the wilderness.
This year's Biennial
is divided into six "Episodes" - Ancient Greece, Chinatown, Monuments from the Future, Flashback, Software and the Children's Episode.
Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev under the conceptual framework "Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms," the 14th biennial
opened on Sept.
is held under six sections, with each section asking a question: Where, How, When, Who, What and Why -- all part of the current edition's theme 'Questions'.
The exhibition did three things: firstly, like other subsequent Asian biennials
, it contributed to the 'normalisation' of installation: film, video and performance becoming the dominant strand of contemporary art, with curatorial validation and the exhibition opportunities that came with the emerging biennial
Taking place every two years since its launch in 1993, the eight-week Biennial
has formed a cultural bridge between artists, art institutions and organisations locally, regionally and internationally.
Amendment 7-Pertained to the Nursing Congress on Economic and Practice was not heard due to changes from the Transformational Bylaws.
2012 will commission and present work from the world's leading artists and I look forward to working with the board and staff to ensure that the next festival breaks new ground.
The petition comes in direct response to events set in motion on April 6, when Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad al-Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah, abruptly dismissed Jack Persekian from his post as director of the biennial
and its umbrella organization, the Sharjah Art Foundation.
Starting with the Western Hemisphere, we are working to position Denver as leader in fostering a global community," said Donna Good, President of the Biennial
While seed of most biennials
can either be sown in short seed-beds in the garden or in trays of seed compost, wallflowers only really thrive if they are sown direct in the soil rather than in trays.
The theme of this year's biennial
is "What, How & for Whom (WHW)".