Volume 54: On Biennials

Publisher Archis

ISBN 9789077966648

Idea Code 18709

The biennial as format and phenomenon was declared dead or obsolete time and again, it was discarded as commercial, promotional, touristic, capitalistic, wasteful, white supremacist, and what not. In the end, that is not the issue. The issue is the tension between expectations and pretension, between agency and result. Volume #54 looks at what biennials promise and what we actually get; they look at who is pulling the strings and for whom they are made. But first and foremost they check what a biennial can do.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English


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