The theme of the 2nd issue is the complex role of biennials of contemporary art and other big art events in a globalizing society. There has been a lot of discussions of importance and role of these events. The extraordinary, global expansion of the number of such events, not only in big centres, but also in smaller cities and sometimes in transitional situations has been both criticized as hypertrophied and praised as a way of decentralizing art system and connecting it to a wider global audience. The aims of the issue are both a reflection upon the role and possibilities that such art events in different social and cultural contexts and a reflection upon the background of these developments.
With contributions by: Okwui Enwezor, Pablo Helguera, Thomas Wulffen, Slavoj Žižek, Rosa Martinez, Francesco Bonami, Carlos Basualdo, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Vasif Kortun & Serkan Ozkaya, Lev Evzovich, Michele Robecchi, Isabel Carlos,and Edi Muka.