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Curatorial Questions

The Biennial age is the age of the illusion of free flowing global movement of thought and capital, when the success of an artist could be measured in airmiles. Subsequently the premise of the Britishness of the British Art show might seem particularly anachronistic. Travelling from Sheffield to Bristol’s Arnolfini recently to attend Situations’ ‘Curating … Continue reading Curatorial Questions

Biennials and ‘Biennials’

At a recent symposium on the British Art Show 1 the discussion took a somewhat unexpected turn. Presentations by both Gavin Wade and Steven Gartside toyed with issues surrounding the themed show and the concept of the biennial. Gavin Wade’s infectious enthusiasm for the prospect of a biennial and his specific concentration on ArtSheffield05 as … Continue reading Biennials and ‘Biennials’