Date: 20th February 2021, Saturday
Time: 1930-2100 Indian Standard Time (7:30 – 9:00 PM)
The circuit of Biennales and Triennials has come to a standstill. Most are deferred. It is an opportunity for the hosts and organizers to stop, reflect and re-envision the future of the way they engage with their main purpose. The plethora of these Biennials and Triennials of contemporary art has reached a plateau or existential crisis even before the Pandemic disruption. Three elements constitute the state of play: Paucity of resources; Contextuality; and balancing the Global hegemonic with the Integrity of the Host agency. Three outstanding thinkers will reflect on these and many other salient points.
Panellists: Bose Krishnamachari [Mumbai/Kochi], artist, independent curator and co-founder of Kochi Biennale Foundation and Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012; Board Member of International Biennale Association. Professor Dr Ute Meta Bauer [Germany/Singapore], Founding Director of the NTU CCA Singapore, Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; co-curator of Documenta 11 and 3rd Berlin Biennale and US Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale with Joan Jonas; and Co-curator, Istanbul Biennale 2022. Gina Fairley, ArtsHub’s National Visual Arts Editor; previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News; and extensive contributions on Biennales and Triennials in the Asia Pacific.
Host: Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad and Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia.