Biennials & festivals

Farewell to contemporary art in Russia: the cancellation of the Moscow Biennale marks the end of an era

Dozens of contemporary art shows have been forced to close since the outset of the war with Ukraine—but this one was meant to serve Putinist propaganda

Feeling fragile? Lyon Biennale returns after a three-year break and forges ties to the city and its past

Works by more than 200 artists are on show across French city, in sites that range from Renaissance courtyards to a former household appliance factory

The 58th Carnegie International explodes and expands the global contemporary art exhibition format

The latest edition of the longest running biennial-style exhibition in the Americas overwhelms its curatorial framework, forming a resonant, poetic meditation on the interplay of life and art

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial traces global issues, from climate change to discrimination

The 2022 edition of the largest photography biennial in the US includes over 100 projects that explore the theme of “world record”

Art in a radish field: Mexico's Hacer Noche festival invites engagement in unusual locations

Barcelona-based curator and museum director Elvira Dyangani Ose has organised the second edition of the city-wide show in Oaxaca

The 17th Istanbul Biennial finds novel ways to have difficult conversations

Against the constraints imposed by Covid-19 and Turkey’s repressive social climate, the influential biennial obliquely takes up thorny topics and engages with the city’s alternative spaces

Helsinki’s Flow Festival is a pioneering carbon neutral event—but its art shows get lost in the decor

Experiential sound and light works included in the music festival are so immersive that they are almost hard to find

Manifesta director says the biennial should be held in Ukraine: here are five reasons why it is a good idea

The 2028 edition of the nomadic European exhibition would strengthen the country's cultural scene

From French Impressionist masterworks to dancing party people: the must-see exhibitions at Edinburgh Art Festival

The Scottish visual arts platform includes more than 35 shows this year throughout the capital

A 'revolt against the cult of the male genius': the must-see photographs at Rencontres d’Arles

France's historic photography festival gives top billing to the unseen, unrecognised and repressed, with a headline show dedicated to dissident feminist artists, many of whom worked behind the Iron Curtain

Move aside Paul McCartney! Ai Weiwei and Ai-Da the robot to debut work at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England

At the Somerset music event, the Chinese dissident artist is screening a film about his family's history as prisoners of conscience

What is in the largest ever Documenta exhibition? No one is quite sure

The 15th edition of Documenta will be a sprawling show with around 1,500 participants—and it is already embroiled in a scandal before it has even started

A bold Berlin Biennale proves it is not afraid to address some of Germany's most charged issues: colonialism, climate change and Israel

The exhibition's 12th edition, curated by artist Kader Attia, is perhaps its most explicitly political to date

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