A journey through biennals around the world, from Venice to the 2010 edition of Documenta, from the general biennals of the past to the site-specific biennals of today, with a prophetic look at the future.
AThe publications on the topics and content of the Festival of Contemporary Art in Faenza, under the scientific supervision of Angela Vettese, Carlos Basualdo and Pier Luigi Sacco, continue with I quaderni del festival dell’arte Contemporanea: To mark the third festival, “OPERE/Works” (21-23 May 2010), the festival organization and Electa present the second Notebook, “Tutto sulle bienniali/On biennials/02” which talks about the debates which took place in Faenza from 17 to 19 April 2009. The subject of biennial exhibitions was tackled from a multitude of different points of view. These are described in the notebook, offering the reader various slants and interpretations, together with different ways of thinking about the exhibitions and the relationship that is instilled between the people and bodies involved. Among them curators Angela Vettese, Carlos Basualdo, Pier Luigi Sacco, Giuliana Altea, Bruce Altshuler, Lorenzo Benedetti, Daniel Birnbaum, Achille Bonito Oliva, Tania Bruguera, Isabel Carlos, Lorenzo Fusi, Lorenzo Giusti, Jannis Kounellis, Chus Martinez, Paola Noè, Philippe Van Cauteren, Andrea Viliani.