Lecture: "Biennales: Theatre(s) of Global Art?" with Dr. Kathleen Wyma

Date :
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Time :
11:00 – 12:30
Venue :
Online via Zoom Webinar or on-site CPD2.42, Centennial Campus, HKU
Cost :
Free with registration
Enquiries :
Alice Ko at [email protected] or 2241-5507
Note :
Advance registration is required, both options are first come-first served

The HKU Museum Society is pleased to support the HKU Fine Arts and Art History Alumni Association and Department of Art History, The University of Hong Kong in their presentation of this lecture with Dr. Kathleen Wyma.

For registration please click: http://hkufaaa.hk/educational/#biennales


Over the last 15 years many cities from Beijing to Colombo, Singapore to Sharjah have jumped on the biennale bandwagon. The Venice Biennale may have set a historical precedent for spectacular art events but what does the more recent proliferation of biennales tell us? Are biennales a new fashionable art trend or a sign of increased awareness of global art practice? Through a consideration of various locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, this talk will touch upon some of the key historical and contemporary examples of biennales and how they have impacted the global circuits of art from 1980 to the present. 

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Dr. Kathleen Wyma is visiting assistant professor at the Department of Art History, The University of Hong Kong. She teaches courses on contemporary global, modern and South Asian art history, among which is FINE2090: Blockbusters, bonanzas, and biennales: contemporary art in the global age. Her research focuses on post 1945 Indian art, with a special interest in post colonialism and the impact of intercultural exchange in an increasing globalized art world.