Talk: Bye-Bye Biennial? Large-scale exhibitions in the post-pandemic world
28 January 2021
6.00pm – 7.00pmZoom webinar
Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, artists, critics and organizers were questioning the value of large-scale exhibitions in terms of their economic, environmental and social impact. With many biennials postponed due to the global health crisis and restrictions to international travel forcing a renewed focus on local audiences and ecologies, could Covid-19 be the end of the international biennale as we have come to know it? What are the new ideas for the future of exhibition making?
Speakers include Dr. Apinan Poshyananda (Artistic Director, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020), Reem Shadid (Deputy Director, Sharjah Art Foundation), and Natasha Ginwala (Co-Curator of the 2021 Gwangju Biennial and COLOMBOSCOPE 2019), moderated by Amy Sherlock (Deputy Editor, Frieze).
This event is organised in collaboration with Frieze.
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