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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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What is a Biennial?

THE ULTIMATE ART EXPERIENCE

 

Biennial, or biennale in Italian, refers to a festival occurring every two years for a few months in places around the world such as Venice, Berlin, Taipei, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and Sydney. It has come to mean a festival that showcases advances in contemporary visual art. Funded through a mix of public (government) and private (individual) money, the oldest biennial began in Venice, Italy, in 1895. A second venue opened in 1951 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the third city to start the biennial trend was Sydney, Australia, in 1973, on the occasion of ...

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