The Art Angle Podcast: Why Art Biennial Superstars Exist in a Parallel Universe [Re-Air]


Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each week’s biggest story down to earth. Join us every week for an in-depth look at what matters most in museums, the art market, and much more, with input from our own writers and editors, as well as artists, curators, and other top experts in the field.

This year was a big one for biennials with the Whitney Biennial in New York, the Venice Biennale in Italy and—a particularly fraught edition ofDocumenta in Kassel, Germany as well as many, many more.

Earlier this year, our team at Artnet analyzed hundreds of these exhibitions over the past five years to identify the biggest stars of the biennial circuit. As we gear up for the fall art season, we thought it would be useful to revisit the episode where national art critic, Ben Davis and Europe editor, Kate brown, discuss the surprising findings.

You can read more about the full project, which includes an extremely long list of all the artists in our data set, which galleries represent them, and an essay on what it means to be a biennial artist on Artnet News and Artnet News Pro.


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