Biennials & festivals

Crystal Bridges Museum partners with producers of White House Easter Egg Roll who are launching art and music festival

The new festival will open in September with a musical performance by the War on Drugs and a hot air balloon launch by Doug Aitken

Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?

Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery

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Flamenco, floating stages and a Stravinsky revival: programme for Venice's 2022 dance biennial revealed

Biennale Danza director Wayne McGregor has given the 16th international festival of contemporary dance the title of "Boundary-less" to reflect the current state of global flux

London's Brent Biennial to explore immigrant, feminist and queer traditions

North-west London borough of Brent will host 12 artists’ projects in 12 different venues and public spaces

How Donatello changed art history forever

Plus, the Biennale of Sydney looks at the rights of rivers and Eduardo Navarro’s seed installation opens in London

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Scathing UK parliament report deems £120m post-Brexit culture festival Unboxed an 'irresponsible use of public money'

But UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport defends the nationwide initiative, saying that it will help create jobs

Ukrainian-born artist Stanislava Pinchuk unveils poignant work on the refugee experience at the Adelaide Biennial

Marble work, which intertwines texts from Homer's Odyssey with leaked documents on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres, touches on the "universal experience of having to leave home through turmoil"

UK's £120m post-Brexit culture festival launches at last, lighting up Scotland cathedral

Government-funded initiative Unboxed costs £120m and will include an oil rig installation from the North Sea

Venice Biennale 2022: all the national pavilions, artists and curators

The latest details about the key participants of the 59th International Art Exhibition

Accessible to all or elitist artwashing? Desert X opens second Saudi Arabia edition

The open air exhibition in the ancient heritage region AlUla spearheads the Middle Eastern nation's attempt at rapid cultural transformation in line with government's 2030 goals

The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022

Plus, who will be the art market’s winners and losers?

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The most exciting exhibitions around the world

We take a look at the must-see exhibitions in 2022, including the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, blockbuster shows of Donatello and Cézanne, and a sculpture festival for the Qatar World Cup

Saudi Arabia's cultural scene is in a moment of decisive shift

The inaugural Diriyah Biennale and the opening of Hayy Jameel are the latest in a series of initiatives helping the kingdom emerge from artistic isolation

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Bradford, Southampton and the county of Cornwall make the UK City of Culture 2025 longlist

But Banksy ‘spraycation’ towns are eliminated from the competition

Artists announced for Saudi Arabia's contemporary art biennial

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale is part of a drive to promote the cultural credentials of the middle Eastern kingdom

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the city becomes a community landscape

Projects and site-specific installations have been brought into six neigbourhoods, taking local needs into account

Prospect New Orleans to stagger openings and delay gala after Hurricane Ida

The event, launched in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has been impacted by another major climate disaster

São Paulo Bienal echoes the political polarisation in Brazil

The 34th edition of the second longest-running international exhibition reflects on past and present political and social tensions

Artist creates ‘slave ship’ installation in Lisbon to spark debate around Portugal’s history of colonialism

The work by Grada Kilomba is part of the Biennial of Contemporary Art and aims to counter the “politics of erasure”

Could new Banksy works help seaside spot become the next UK City of Culture?

Several works recently sprayed in the area by street artist "may be an endorsement", Great Yarmouth Borough Council says

Helsinki’s inaugural biennial goes off with a bang on the former military island of Vallisaari

The layered history and uncertain future of a small island in the Finnish archipelago is used as a microcosm for the world via site specific works by 41 artists

Black Lives Matter resonates throughout Edinburgh Art Festival

From abolitionist films to historical tapestries, the effects of summer 2020's protests can be felt in the Scottish capital

Bienal de São Paulo celebrates its 70th anniversary this month with a podcast series and other programmes

The biennial helped launch the careers of artists like Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark

From the fall of Big Ben to the toxic truth about clouds: three to see at Manchester International Festival

As the biennial event opens in northern English city, we pick the best art and shows on view

Momentum biennial in Norway fires curator weeks before opening, prompting artists to withdraw work in solidarity

Organisers of the exhibition in Moss claim curator Théo-Mario Coppola "irreparably damaged" their relationship with the team

Sexism by numbers: Guerrilla Girls ask UK public to send in statistics of females nudes vs female artists at local museums

Feminist protest groups' Male Graze project is part of the contemporary art festival Art Night

Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

Plus, Glasgow International festival and Cézanne at MoMA

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Venice Biennale 2022 title inspired by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

The exhibition’s president and curator also announced the main exhibition’s three themes

Slavery, stray dogs and our shared stomach: Liverpool Biennial questions port city's imperial legacy

After a few false starts, the exhibition's 11th edition is finally fully open—and its reckoning with colonial violence has never been more crucial