The International Biennial Association (IBA) is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural issue of its journal, entitled Pass. This annual publication aims to bear witness to the critical and experimental role of contemporary art biennials around the world. Pass presents diverse approaches and divergent perspectives on biennials as institutions, curatorial endeavours and public projects. It examines the biennial as an actively evolving form that mobilizes relationships between artists, sites and audience on varied scales and in different contexts. It explores the issues and challenges arising in the perennially shifting field of biennial-making. Pass also aims to serve as a tool for learning, debate and advocacy while shaping the public profile of biennials. See the full announcement here.

The International Biennial Association’s public conference took place yesterday at the Pavilion in Cabral Yard, one of the venues of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018.