Project Biennale



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 Nathaniel Pitt

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:
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.*


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