Project Biennale grew out of conversations, concerns, interests and inquiries developed through discussions, seminars and meetings established across three groups of postgraduate curating students from Chelsea College of Art, the University of Essex, and Sheffield Hallam University. The project began with no conception: there were no plans, no strategies and no aims for any specific outcome. The topic and title developed over five months of meetings and debate. However, through this process we understood that the demanding problem of the purpose and place of curatorial authorship was made exemplary when viewed through the lens of ‘biennale culture’.
History of Project BIENNALE was a 3 part process.
PREVIEW – LAUNCH – REVIEW
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PREVIEW – 1 NIGHT STAND – March – Wimbledon Gallery, London
LAUNCH – VENICE BIENNIAL 2009 – JUNE – ITALY
REVIEW – 2 DAYS, Symposium, Sheffield book Launch, Opening/Closing Party and Press Conference – june, SIAD GALLERY, SHEFFIELD
PRESS RELEASE 30.05.09 – for Immediate release
*project BIENNALE: Review*
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th June 2009.
SIAD Gallery, Furnival Building
Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel Street
Sheffield S1 2NU
A series of live events exploring themes that have developed out of project BIENNALE will be held at SIAD Gallery.
Project BIENNALE is a critical investigation into the peripheral activities that extend and support the experience of the phenomenon that is biennale culture. The review is a staging of a series of encounters that explore and develop the experiential nature of the supplementary events surrounding the contemporary art biennale.
Central to the project is a collaborative publication containing contributions by MA curating students from Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of Essex, and Sheffield Hallam University, plus invited curators from around the UK. The publication is an anthology of writing and visual projects that reflect on current issues surrounding international biennale exhibitions and was launched at the Venice Biennale on 4th June. The event was part of the UK contribution to the world’s premier contemporary arts festival.
*All of the following events are free and open to the public.*
Wednesday 10th June DAY 1:
6-8pm: Symposium, with invited speakers Michael Corris, Penny McCarthy and Sean Ashton
Thursday 11th June DAY 2:
2-4pm: Book Launch including extended projects and readings
4-5pm: Opening/ Closing party
5-6pm: Press conference
*For further information and to book places please email: email@example.com
Or call: 07916143779*
lana MULLEN, regina SHIN, bryan ECCLESHALL, rachael BAUM, the HUT PROJECT, kirsten COOKE, dale HOLMES, martyn CASHMORE, goesta DIERCKS, james STEVENS, harriet DAVIES, becky SHAW, ann HAREZLAK, sayoko NAKAHARA, ingrid SWENSON, teresa GLEADOWE, yan GEAT CHENG, mafalda SUSIN, jeni WALWIN, marion COUTTS, helena COPSEY, fiona SHIPWRIGHT, bruce HAINES, alex RICH, luiza HOLUB, sue-na GAY, sarah SMIZZ, taylor LE FÍN, paul O’NEILL, natalie MORTIMER, hamja AHSAN, jeffrey charles henry PEACOCK, maxa ZOLLER, pippa LENNOX, amanda BEECH, jaspar JOSEPH-LESTER matthew POOLE
*project BIENNALE is supported by Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London; Department of Art History & Theory, University of Essex; and, Sheffield Hallam University.*