Biennial Foundation participates in Symposium: Does Tbilisi need a Biennial? October 4–5, 2010

What is the significance of an international exhibition / biennial for the development and internationalization of the art scene in the 21st century? What is the role of different types of initiatives in establishing art spaces?

In recent years many international art critics and curators have discussed new exhibition models as well as alternative ideas for biennials, aiming to develop new art strategies and forms.
The issue of integration of so-called “new art spaces“ has gained urgency in the international scene of contemporary arts once again.

While the Georgian contemporary art scene still is in search for its place in the global art world, TRANSRELATION creates an opportunity for international dialogue and exchange of experience, development of new relations and networks, as well as an in-depth discussion on exhibition and biennial formats for the 21st century.

Dilara Vagabova – PhD, art critic, curator, Azerbaijan; Mako Chogoshvili – Deputy Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia; Helen Hirsch – Director of the Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; Claudia Jolles – Editor-in Chief of Kunstbulletin, Switzerland; Samuel Herzog – Culture Editor of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland; Anna-Louise Kratzsch – Founder and Director of the LIA – Leipzig International Art Programme, Germany; Marieke van Hal – Founding Director of the Biennial Foundation, the Netherlands; Eyal Danon – Director and chief curator of the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Israel; Mkrtich Tonoyan – artist, President of Akos Cultural NGO, Director of the ACOSS artist-in-residence programme, Armenia; Barbara Vanderlinden – curator and art critic, Founder and Director of The Alice Society, Belgium ; Gia Bughadze – Rector of the Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Georgia; Magda Guruli – Curator of Artisterium; Khatuna Khabuliani – Art critic and curator; Wato Tsereteli – Director of the Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi (CCA-Tbilisi); Nini Palavandishvili – Curator of GeoAIR; Nino Tchogoshvili – PhD, art historian, curator, Founder of the Culture and Management Lab, Georgia.

04.10.2010 10am – 5pm
Venue: Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia.
4, Sanapiro Street

05.10.2010 10am – 5pm
Venue: Goethe Institute Georgia.
16, Zandukeli Street


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