previews

  • Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla 2

    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC)
    Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de Las Cuevas Avenida Américo Vespucio, 2
    October 26, 2006–January 8, 2007

    Curated by Okwui Enwezor

    Organized at various venues under the banner “The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society,” the second installment of Seville’s biennial (to be joined by a film festival and “cultural biennial” of critical discourse) ambitiously intends to tackle questions of how art can actively engage the social and political conflicts of the day. Posed against the ever-accelerating commodification of the art market and in opposition to fundamentalist politics, the show promises to work within a “problem-space”—quoting anthropologist David Scott—of argument and intervention. There, it will foreground issues of intimacy, proximity, and neighborliness as privileged categories with which to reconstitute modes of subjectivity and community in an age of terrorism and to address the decline of individual sovereignty.