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The Biennale Phenomenon: Art at the Cutting Edge

  • John Hall Venice Course Venice, Italy (map)

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.