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The Biennial Phenomena

There has been an explosion of Biennials over the past decade and in this segment we hear from curators and critics from biennials both established, like Venice, and some relatively new, like in Gwangju, South Korea and Sharjah in the UAE.

NOTE: This program is constructed from excerpts of interviews collected by Clocktower Radio over the years. Each link below leads to the full unexcerpted interview segment in our archive.

Leeza Ahmady (Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art) on the biennial boom and cross cultural curating.

Alanna Heiss with artists at The United Arab Emerits' 9th Sharjah Biennial held in 2009.

Correspondent Marisa Mazria-Katz spoke with the Gwangju Biennial CEO Yongwoo Lee.

Video artist Niklas Goldbach and correspondent Zefrey Throwell critique the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Mike Stubbs, of Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, and curator Julia Draganovic take another view of Venice 2011.

Alanna Heiss spoke with curators Jacqueline Miro and Tim Nye about their show, Venice in Venice.

For more on Sharjah, Venice, and other biennials from around the world, these shows and others can be found by searching our radio archives at Culture Clock is our exclusive radio magazine investigating and illuminating the contemporary art world and its artists, institutions, and communities. Music featured throughout this episode of Culture Clock is by artist/musician Turner Williams Jr. performing live at the Clocktower Gallery on his "shah baaja," a modified electrified zither.


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