By Sabine B. Vogel
Each one moment yr, these drawn to the tremendous arts from world wide think interested in the Biennale di Venezia . based in 1895, it s the best-known and oldest biennial merely 50 years later via the Sao Paulo Biennial. nowa days the best structure for internationalization, the variety of new foundations has once again speedily elevated during globalization because the eigthies. Biennials are in reality the one exhibition layout within which the impression of globalization expresses itself by way of arts. there's, although, little released info at the biennials of Sao Paulo, Habana, Istanbul, Sidney, or New Delhi, to call however the oldest. To which culture do biennials belong and what s the significance of this layout this present day? Which advancements do they mirror, which of them do they start up? throughout the images of twenty-two chosen biennials, the publication seeks solutions for those questions. due to a variety of illustrations and a listing of crucial biennials based, this publication offers the 1st compact review of this complicated subject.
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70 While Canada, Sweden, Holland and the US boycotted the 11th biennial, France only exhibited porcelain animal ﬁgures and in 1973 even the British cancelled their participation, which until then, for diplomatic reasons, was upheld due to economic ties. ” 71 In 1975 the boycott ended but in the meantime the biennale had become a largely Latin American affair. At the 16th and 17th exhibitions in 1981/83 Walter Zanini, art historian and chief curator of the São Paulo Biennale, did away with national representation, and proceeded to invite individual artists.
52 Abstraction and later reduction became the formal trademarks of modernism. Historically, modernity/modernism is a European and US-American project. In recent years a new, often contradictory reception of modernity from a non-European perspective has emerged. Rasheed 34 49 Robert Motherwell, cited in: Kunst/Theorie vol. II, (33) p. 773. 50 Clemens Greenberg (22) p. 267. 51 Helena Mattsson, in: Documenta Magazine no. 1, (16) p. 62f. 52 Cf. Harrison, Modernismus, (24) p. 18. 53 Rasheed Araeen (born 1935) emigrated from Pakistan to London in 1964.
57 Ibid. Araeen53, for instance, sees modernity as a development that has already ended: “The history of modernity is more than a synopsis of various trends and their most important representatives. It also stands for a number of philosophical ideas that back and legitimize its inherent Euro-centrism. (…) It would be easy enough to criticize these philosophies and to reveal them to be pawns of colonialist ideology but that would not help us much. ” 54 Gao Minglu55, by contrast writes: “On the one hand, the term ‘modernity is no absolute, generally valid concept that clearly describes a value but rather a multi-facetted, practical concept.
Biennials — Art on a Global Scale by Sabine B. Vogel