Stages #6: The Biennial Condition

The Biennial Condition

Featuring contributions from artists, curators and researchers, Stages #6 presents the proceedings from Liverpool Biennial’s 2016 conference The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and the Episodic. It brings together the curatorial thinking behind the 2016 Biennial with ideas from Aarhus University’s research project The Contemporary Condition. The issue reflects on biennials both as the privileged site for the production of contemporaneity in art and exhibition making, and as episodic instances of contemporary art on a global scale.

Published by Liverpool Biennial, ISSN 2399-9675


Introduction: The Biennial Condition
Joasia Krysa

– Chris, Where Have You Been? – I Don’t Know!!!
Francesco Manacorda, Raimundas Malasauskas

Biennial Experiences – From Participating To Curating
Elmgreen & Dragset

Biennial Topology
Juliana Engberg

Inside Seven Hills – Kampala Art Biennial 2016
Elise Atangana

Learning From Athens – a working title and a working process for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel
Marina Fokidis

Biennials Within The Contemporary Composition
Terry Smith

The Contemporary Condition: Key Concepts
Jacob Lund, Verina Gfader, Anne Kølbæk Iversen, Geoff Cox

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