Over the last 15 years many cities from Beijing to Colombo, Singapore to Sharjah have jumped on the biennale bandwagon. The Venice Biennale may have set a historical precedent for spectacular art events but what does the more recent proliferation of biennales tell us? Are biennales a new fashionable art trend or a sign of increased awareness of global art practice? Through a consideration of various locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, this talk will touch upon some of the key historical and contemporary examples of biennales and how they have impacted the global circuits of art from 1980 to the present.
Speaker: Dr Kathleen Wyma
Registration: required, first come first served; close on 21/7/2021
Confirmation email will be sent within 1 week of registration
Co-organized by HKUFAAA and the Department of Art History
Supported by HKU Museum Society