The¬†DALLAS BIENNIAL (DB)¬†purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centers of artistic¬† production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography. This includes innovations in curatorial¬† practices, exhibition models and education. Each¬†biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in¬†contemporary art, set within¬†a shifting context. In doing so, it¬†presents local, national and international audiences with new aspects and¬†forms of artistic¬†production.
Each¬†DB comprises a range of activities extending over a period of two or more years. This incorporates publications, meetings,¬† discussions, workshops and seminars, staged in diverse locations throughout¬†Texas and in the neighboring regions, culminating in an exhibition¬†¬†in¬†Dallas. In this way,¬†DB aims to create a keen and workable interface between prevailing international artistic and intellectual debates, paying attention to the specific qualities and¬† idiosyncrasies of a given time.
Inherent to¬†DB‚Äôs nomadic character is the desire to explore the psychological and geographical territory of Europe, the U.S. and the Internet referring both to¬†border-lines and concepts. This process aims to establish closer dialogue between particular cultural and artistic situations and the broader,¬†international fields of contemporary art, theory and politics in a changing society.¬†Therefore¬†the DALLAS BIENNIAL looks forward to expanding its network and¬†building creative partnerships with organizations, curators, art professionals and independent figureheads in [the United States], Europe and beyond, drafting an¬†interlocking map of contemporary art