reviews 07.06.12 Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof
The 11th Havana Biennale is a celebration of art. Throughout the city, not only museums, galleries and theaters serve as a platform, but also the streets, parks and El Malecon seaside boulevard are filled with visual and performing arts.
reviews 07.06.10 Kerstin Winking & Jelle Bouwhuis
Dak'Art 2010, Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain
07/05/10 - 07/06/10
That there is a relation between political powers and exhibition spaces is old news. However, Dak’Art 2010, the biennial of contemporary African art which has taken place in Dakar, Senegal since 1992, once again audaciously exploited this relationship to an uncomfortable degree.
The famous photography biennial of Bamako has grown into the most authoritative photography event for photography on the African continent. Bamako is becoming increasingly important in terms of how contemporary African photography is judged.
10/08/09 Pelin Tan
Two common questions could come up when curating the Turkish pavilion in the Venice Biennale, one being how to create manoeuvres in order to escape from ‘national pavilion representation’ and the other, how to create a specific visual engagement about social, economical and political issues within the ‘glamorous’ city marketing of the biennal.
South Korean pavilion: Haegue Yang
10/08/09 Binna Choi
A national pavilion at the world’s oldest art biennale can be a logical place for an artist whose ‘career’ has been vigorously progressing – an artist like Haegue Yang, born and raised in South Korea and now active in Europe for about a decade.
13/07/09 Henk Slager
Daniel Birnbaum, rector of the Städelschule in Frankfurt, curator of Portikus Contemproary Art Centre and sought-after curator for biennial exhibitions around the world, is artistic director for the central exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennial, entitled Making Worlds. Henk Slager travelled to Frankfurt to speak with Birnbaum on the background to this summer’s most important exhibition.