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Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Whitney Biennial 2019

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The 2017 edition of the Whitney Biennial is remembered for the animated debate surrounding the inclusion of a controversial painting by Dana Schutz titled ‘Open Casket’ (2016). It spurred an open discussion about cultural appropriation, white privilege and freedom of creativity. It divided much of the art world and prompted a discussion panel with The Racial Imaginary Institute titled ‘Perspectives on Race and Representation.’ The painting ultimately remained. Despite the best intensions of curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, this year’s Whitney Biennial wallows yet again in controversy. Review by Anaïs Castro

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Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Whitney Biennial 2017

Installation Occupy Museums,  Debtfair, 2017  ( 2017 Whitney Biennial, March 17—June 11, 2017).  Thirty artworks and interactive website.  Whitney Museum of American Art

The 78th instalment of the Whitney Biennial for 2017 - which always aims for the zeitgeist and the seminal - opens at a time of crisis not only in the United States, but around the world. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo

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Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again?

Matts  Leiderstam, Gift of Tears, Oil painting made after Marco Palmezzano, “Christ  Carrying the Cross”, 1534, and bird-scope with refitted viewfinder on a  Manfrotto tripod; printed posters and oak table, 2016

The 11th Shanghai Biennale is a dense and vastly-scaled staging that melds Chinese science fiction, Bengali parables, the principles of traditional South Asian miniature painting, turbulent shifts in political thought and a scrutiny of the transportation of mass information through technologies, screens and devices. Review by Alex Hetherington.

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Various venues, Whitstable, Kent

Whitstable Biennale 2016

 Trish Scott, Study for Medium, 2016, video installation

Part of the 2016 Whitstable Biennale’s success is the totally anachronistic nature of some of its headlining works, showcasing the ability of the festival to be both site-specific and completely unplaced. Review by Betsy Porritt

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Mechelen, Belgium

Contour 2013: Sixth Biennial of Moving Image

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The sixth edition of Contour - the Biennial of Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium - is entitled 'Leisure, Discipline and Punishment', a triptych of themes running parallel with the deliberate choice of exhibition venues: a football stadium, a church and a

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Pavilions of Cyprus and Lithuania, Venice, Italy

Venice Biennale 2013: oO

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This unprecedented collaboration explores warp-holes of time between distinct cultures, whose intrinsic plurality of perspectives works as open premises to be discovered and explored in the making of the project. Review by Francesca Cavallo.

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Venice Biennale 2013: Jeremy Deller in conversation with Ralph Rugoff Jeremy Deller's controversial work English Magic, which is representing Great Britain at the 55th Venice Biennale, will tour the UK in 2014 thanks to the Art Fund. Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank chats to artist Jeremy Deller about his loathing of Range Rovers, super-yachts and what it means to be an artist. Video courtesy of the Art Fund.