Critical articles on biennales, triennales and regional shows (2007-2010)

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dc.contributor.author Smith, A
dc.contributor.editor -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T11:24:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Frieze, 2009, Issue 127, pp. 134 - 134
dc.identifier.issn 0962-0672
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17593
dc.description.abstract Biennales are no longer merely a question of the artworld, but a question of urbanism. Over the course of the last quarter century they have evolved from pan-national exhibitions of progressive art into indispensible infrastructure for cities that wish to assert their cosmopolitan status. Within such a framework, the individual autonomy of the artist and curator goes into relative decline, leaving critics wrong footed as they try to dispense aesthetic judgments to an indifferent popular audience who seek events that are spectacular rather than cultural. In attempting to understand the global machinery of the biennale circuit, I began a series of reviews of outwardly completely disparate shows, including the 2nd Athens Biennale (2009) and the 4th Auckland Triennial (2010) for Frieze, as well as 'The Hours' (2007), a touring show of the Daros-Latinamerica Collection, ostensibly the world's most significant collection of contemporary Latin American art (though domiciled in Switzerland). Only in the course of researching and writing these articles did the fundamental similarity of the exhibitions become explicit. With their interchangeable roll call of emigre artists residing in New York, London and Berlin, and the semantic weakness of their curating, the biennale is the ideal vehicle for studying art as it manifests itself in the polity.
dc.publisher Durian Publications
dc.title Critical articles on biennales, triennales and regional shows (2007-2010)
dc.parent Frieze
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dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.publocation UK
dc.publocation UK
dc.publocation UK
dc.publocation UK
dc.identifier.startpage 134 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 134 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120301 Design History and Theory
dc.personcode 107223
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition Issue 127 en_US
dc.edition Issue 127
dc.edition Issue 127
dc.edition Issue 127
dc.edition Issue 127
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design


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