July 27, 2017

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as Gesture Biennials: Prospect and Philippe

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as Gesture Biennials: Prospect and Philippe
25th May - 14th July

Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)
Vilnius

Bing), Vadim Zakharov, Zhao YaoCurated by Hu Danjie Game TheoryContributors, collaborators, and subjects include Constant Niewenhuys/New Babylon, Experimental Jetset, Provo, Temporary Services, The Yes Men in collaboration with Steve Lambert, Andy Bichlbaum et al, and YKON.Curated by Angela Jerardi Museum Cellar Gerard Altaió, Huang Sunquan, Marco Casagrande, Wang Jiahao, Shi Ke, Wang Kewei Curated by Ma Nan On Ambiguity and Other Forms To Play With Bik van Der Pol, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Heman Chong, Claire Fontaine, Mark Dion, Dora Garcia, Pablo Helguera, Tobias Kaspar, Lili Reynaud-Dewar Curated by Veronica Valentini Parliament of Things, or, Wandering in a Continuously Bewildering Wonder Zarouhie Abdalian & Joseph Rosenzweig, Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong, Heman Chong, Hans Peter Feldmann, Harrell Fletcher, Mario Garcia Torres, Maryam Jafri, Joachim Koester, Jompet Kuswidananto, Gabriel Lester, Li Ran, Herbert List, Rabih Mroué, Pratchaya Phinthong, Man Ray, Pedro Reyes, Tino Sehgal, Alexandre Singh, Javier Téllez, Mungo ThomsonCurated by Xiaoyu Weng The CAFAM Biennale is organized by the Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing. Art Directors-General: Pan Gongkai, Xu BingArt Director: Wang HuangshengAcademic Director: Yi YingCoordinator: Wang Chunchen Curatorial Advisors: Yves Aupetitallot, Ann Demeester, Gao Shiming, Hou Hanru, Leigh Markopoulos, Victoria Walsh, and Yu Ding Worldwide biennials can be seen as mirror of the process of transformation triggered by globalization.

The proliferation of the format biennial in the meantime has developed many different discourses and concepts. Against this backdrop the conference will focus on five issues: The opening section, “Biennials and Public Space,” discusses the notion of art as public domain and new definitions of publicness. The section “Biennials as Motor for Social Change” attempts to find out which impact biennials can have on the transformation of societies and politics. And upon considering the impacts, which could be seen as successful.

Another panel will be devoted to “The Dynamics of Biennials and the Role of its Actors (Curators, Artists, Organizers, Audiences).” In the past years the proliferation of biennials has for instance strengthened the visibility of the curator. Which reciprocal effect have biennials had on other protagonists such as the artist or the audience? In the section “Chances and Limitations of Biennials in the Context of Marketing and Policies,” the question of how biennials deal with the demands of urban development, location marketing and political ambitions will be addressed. The final panel, “Alternatives // Open Spaces,” will lead the discussion to alternative models of biennials, which try to offer new visions for the future of the biennial.

The conference forms part of the series “biennials in dialogue,” which ifa has been realizing with cooperation partners since 2000. Previous conferences took place in Kassel, Frankfurt am Main, Singapore and Shanghai. Concept: Andrea Buddensieg and Elke aus dem Moore Program: Thursday, February 277pm Keynote lecture: Ute Meta Bauer Friday, February 289:30–10amIntroduction 10am–noon“Biennials and Public Space”Chair: Carol LuPanel: Fulya Erdemci, Sheika Hoor Al Qasimi, Yongwoo Lee, Katja Aßmann Respond: Blair French, Christoph Schäfer 2–4pm“Biennials as a Motor for Social Change”Chair: Christine Eyene Panel: Abdellah Karoum, Patrick Mudekereza, Alia Swastika, Gerardo MosqueraRespond: Elise Atangana, Jun Yang 4:30–6:30pm“The Dynamics of Biennials and the Role of its Actors (Curators, Artists, Organizers, Audiences).” In the past years the proliferation of biennials has for instance strengthened the visibility of the curator. Which reciprocal effect have biennials had on other protagonists such as the artist or the audience? In the section “Chances and Limitations of Biennials in the Context of Marketing and Policies,” the question of how biennials deal with the demands of urban development, location marketing and political a mbitions will be addressed. The final panel, “Alternatives // Open Spaces,” will lead the discussion to alternative models of biennials, which try to offer new visions for.

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