Culture beyond the wars. The wars shall not destroy culture
WED, 1 JUN
Palazzo della Triennale
International Biennial Association (IBA) began as an idea during the first World Biennial Forum in October 2012, and became an official association in July 2014 with the inaugural General Assembly “Why Biennial? Why Associate?” addressing the question of how biennials need to respond to social urgencies, local environmental factors and politics in the midst of the challenges they face today. Since then, we have networked with our Institutional members to bring you such international events as our 2nd General Assembly, “Conversations,” in Sharjah, UAE, our first Working Committee meeting in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and several Board Meetings, including Liverpool and Venice. The Public Conference, will feature keynote speeches from accomplished professionals within the contemporary art and cultural fields.