Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta: the exhibitions that created contemporary art. by Charles Rick Green; Anthony Gardner"...global history of biennialization from the rise of the European star-curator in the 1970s to the emergence of mega-exhibitions in Asia in the 1990s... from the Biennale de la Méditerranée in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955, the second Havana Biennial of 1986, New York's Whitney Biennial in 1993, and the 2002 Documenta11 in Kassel, to the Gwangju Biennale of 2014."
Location: Mugar Library N72.G55 G74 2016
Exhibitions that made art history: Vol. 1: Salon to Biennial, 1863-1959; Vol. 2: Biennials and beyond, 1962-2002 by Bruce Altshuler; Phaidon EditorsVol. 1: a source book juxtaposing primary material with historical analysis...the seminal 'Salon des Refuses' (Paris, 1863). .. all key art movements of the first half of the 20th century, from Fauvism ('Salon d'Automne,' 1905) to Cubism ('Salon de la Section d'Or,' 1912), Surrealism ('Art of This Century,' 1942; 'First Papers of Surrealism,' 1942) and Abstract Expressionism ('Ninth Street Show,' 1951; 'New American Painting,' 1958) and the 'Armory Show' of 1913 and Hitler's infamous 'Degenerate Art' exhibition of 1937.
Location: Mugar Library N6447 .S17 2008
The Biennial Reader - An anthology on large-scale perennial exhibitions of contemporary art by Elena Filipovic (Editor); Solveig Øvstebo (Editor); Marieke van Hal (Editor); Carlos Basualdo (Text by)Born as a vehicle for national propaganda, the art biennial today has become an outsize phenomenon mobilizing not only artists, curators and gallerists but sponsors, celebrities and politicians, commanding huge press attention and deciding the careers of artists worldwide. For a city to host a biennial today has colossal ramifications. This anthology on the art biennial gathers previously published seminal texts from around the world alongside commissioned contributions from the leading scholars, curators, critics and thinkers today--among them Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Buren, John Clark, Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Ferguson, Milena Hoegsberg, Ranjit Hoskote, Caroline A. Jones, Jakouba Konat , Gerardo Mosquera and Rafal Niemojewski. Tracing the genealogy of the standard exhibition format--including biennials but also other recurrent exhibitions such as triennials and quadrennials--and examining some of the most famous examples of the twentieth and twenty-first century, from the Venice Biennale to the Johannesburg Biennial and the Havana Bienal to Documenta and the Asian biennials, this reader explores the artistic, theoretical, political and other ambitions of such large-scale exhibition projects. It is certain to be a vital resource for scholars, students, curators, artists and critics alike.
Location: Mugar Stacks N4395 .B54 2010
May You LIve in Interesting Times: Biennale Arte 2019. by Ralph Rugoff, Mary Richards (editor)"Catalog of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, held in Venice, Italy, May 11-November 24, 2019."