Blocks and link from Consortia regarding: "The globalized culture economy of high-profile fairs, festivals, and events"

Chicago Architecture Biennial / Bienniality

For some skeptics the word biennial has come to signify nothing more than an overblown symptom of spectacular event culture, the result of some of the most specious transformations of the world in the age of late capitalism. For others, the biennial is a critical site of experimentation in exhibition-making, offering artists, curators, and spectators a vital alternative to museums and other similar institutions whose institutional inertias do not allow them to respond with immediacy and flexibility to contemporary art’s developments. Some even see the biennial form as being full of redemptive and even utopian possibility, or as a testament to a paradigm shift:

Three Artists Who Think Outside the Box

How do world cities finance culture?