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BIENNIALS, TRIENNIALS AND DOCUMENTA: THE EXHIBITIONS THAT CREATED CONTEMPORARY ART. Charles Green and Anthony Gardner. Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2016. 304 pp. with 31 ills. 23 x 16 cm LC 2015-38630 ISBN 9781444336658 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 169442. Publisher's description: This innovative new history examines in-depth how the growing popularity of large-scale international survey exhibitions, or 'biennials', has influenced global contemporary art since the 1950s. This book: Provides a comprehensive global history of biennialization from the rise of the European star-curator in the 1970s to the emergence of mega-exhibitions in Asia in the 1990s; Introduces a global array of case studies to illustrate the trajectory of biennials and their growing influence on artistic expression, from the Biennale de la Mediterranee in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955, the second Havana Biennial of 1986, New York's Whitney Biennial in 1993, and the 2002 Documenta11 in Kassel, to the Gwangju Biennale of 2014; Explores the evolving curatorial approaches to biennials, including analysis of the roles of sponsors, philanthropists and biennial directors and their re-shaping of the contemporary art scene; Uses the history of biennials as a means of illustrating and inciting further discussions of globalization in contemporary art.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Several Media — Museum Studies
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169443
Paperbound $39.95    

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