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Events 02 | 2014

Thurs−Sat, February 27−March 1, 2014

Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives

International Conference
ZKM_Media Theater, Admission free
Thurs, Feb 27: 7 p.m.; Fri/Sat, Feb 28/March 1: 9.30 p.m.
Language: English

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As part of the theoretical foundations of GLOBALE, the ZKM, in cooperation with the ifa [Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations], has organized a large-scale conference with approx. 40 curators who seismographically record and reflect the process of transformation triggered by globalization.

Worldwide biennials can be seen as mirror of the process of transformation triggered by globalization. The proliferation of the format biennial in the meantime has developed many different discourses and concepts. Against this backdrop the conference will focus on five issues:
The opening section "Biennials and Public Space" discusses the notion of art as public domain and new definitions of publicness. The section "Biennials as Motor for Social Change" attempts to find out which impact biennials can have on the transformation of societies and politics. And upon considering the impacts, which could be seen as successful.

Another panel will be devoted to "The Dynamics of Biennials and the Role of its Actors (Curators, Artists, Organizers, Audiences)". In the past years the proliferation of biennials has for instance strengthened the visibility of the curator. Which reciprocal effect have biennials had on other protagonists such as the artist or the audience? In the section "Chances and Limitations of Biennials in the Context of Marketing and Policies" we would like to address the question of how biennials deal with the demands of urban development, location marketing and political ambitions. The final panel "Alternatives ⁄⁄ Open Spaces" will lead the discussion to alternative models of biennials, which try to offer new visions for the future of the biennial. The conference forms part of the series “Biennials in Dialogue” which ifa has been organizing in collaboration with its partners since 2000. Previous conferences took place at venues in Kassel, Frankfurt am Main, Singapore and Shanghai.

Concept: Andrea Buddensieg and Elke aus dem Moore

Program
Thursday, February 27, 2014
7 p.m. Keynote Lecture
Ute Meta Bauer

Friday, February 28, 2014
9.30 a.m.−10 a.m. Introduction

10 a.m.−12 p.m. Biennials and Public Space
Chair: Carol Lu
Panel: Fulya Erdemci, Sheika Hoor Al Qasimi, Yongwoo Lee, Katja Aßmann
Respond: Blair French, Christoph Schäfer

2 p.m.−4 p.m. Biennials as Motor for Social Change
Chair: Christine Eyene
Panel: Abdellah Karoum, Patrick Mudekereza, Alia Swastika, Gerardo Mosquera
Respond: Elise Atangana, Jun Yang

4.30 p.m.−6.30 p.m. The Dynamics of Biennials and the Role of its Actors (Curators, Artists, Organizers, Audiences)
Chair: Marieke van Hal
Panel: Basak Senova, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Mônica Hoff, Tan Boon Hui
Respond: Gabriele Horn, Patricia F. Druck

Saturday, March 1, 2014
9.30 a.m.−11 a.m. Chances and Limitations of Biennials in the Context of Marketing and Policies
Chair: Sabine B. Vogel
Panel: Zhang Qing, Kasper König, Bige Örer, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Respond: Ursula Zeller, Sally Tallant

11.30 a.m.−1 p.m. Alternatives ⁄⁄ Open Spaces
Chair: Rafal Niemojewski
Panel: Leah Gordon, Pan Gongkai, Royce Smith

Final Discussion

ZKM | Karlsruhe in Cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) [Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations]



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