From Sao Paolo to Sharjah and Liverpool to Gwangju, the biennial has arguably become the favourite mode of exhibition-making in the 21st century. Tracing its roots back to Venice in the 1890s, we look at how the world's first biennial moved from being a proto-nationalist, conservative display of art to the avant-garde international extravaganza it has become today.
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Earlier Event: March 5Contemporary Art in 13 Easy Steps
Later Event: May 17Re-radicalising the Chocolate Box: The Artists Who Made the Modern World