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March 5–8, 2020   Piers 90 and 94

Biennials Then and Now

The number of biennials has grown exponentially in the last quarter century with some 300 held annually in 2018. As they continue to proliferate, how has their relevancy and influence shifted, and what role can their unique multinationalism play in today’s geopolitical climate? Sally Tallant, The Armory Show’s 2019 Platform curator, will bring her own experience directing the Liverpool Biennial to guide this panel’s investigation into the relevancy of biennials today.

Moderator: Sally Tallant, Incoming Executive Director & President, Queens Museum

Participants: Ryan Gander, Artist; Bige Örer, Director, Istanbul Biennial; Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art