Preface vii Introduction 3 Part 1 The SecondWave 1 1972: The Rise of the Star-Curator 19 2 1979: Cultural Translation, Cultural Exclusion, and the Second Wave 49 3 1986: The South and the Edges of the Global 81 Part 2 The Politics of Legitimacy 4 1989: Asian Biennialization 111 5 1997: Biennials, Migration, and Itinerancy 145 Part 3 Hegemony or a New Canon 6 2002: Cosmopolitanism 183 7 2003: Delegating Authority 209 8 2014: Global Art Circuits 241 9 Conclusion 272 Index 279
Charles Green is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Third Hand: Artist Collaborations from Conceptualism to Postmodernism (2001) and Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-94 (1995) and co-author of Framing Conflict: War, Peace and Aftermath (2014, with L. Brown and J. Cattapan). As Adjunct Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria he co-curated Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002 (2002), world rush_4 artists (2003), 2004: Australian Visual Culture Now (ACMI/NGVA, 2004), and 2006: Contemporary Commonwealth (ACMI/NGVA, 2006). Green is also an artist working in collaboration with Lyndell Brown since 1989. Anthony Gardner is Associate Professor in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art Against Democracy (2015), the editor of Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations (2013) and a co-editor of the journal ArtMargins.
"Biennials, Triennials and Documenta is an excellent introduction to the history of the globalization of biennials or biennalization. Green and Gardner cover all major biennial-type events and their constellations that emerged on the five continents: Documenta, Manifesta, Tirana, and Venice Biennales, among others, in Europe; in South America, the Sao Paulo Bienal and Bienal de La Habana; the Johannesburg Biennale in Africa; the Biennale of Sydney and Asia-Pacific Triennial, among others, in Australia; and Gwangju, Shanghai, and Istanbul Biennials in Asia." - H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, July 2019