DESPAIR

HOPE

 I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.

-Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

IRRELEVANT

RELEVANT

The stronger a culture, the less it fears the radical fringe. The more paranoid and precarious a culture, the less tolerance it offers.

― Joel Salatin

 

 

 

 

 

BORDERED

INTERNATIONAL

All struggle, all resistance is -- must be -- concrete. And all struggle has a global resonance. If not here, then there. If not now, then soon. Elsewhere as well as here.

― Susan Sontag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST-DEAD

ARTIST-LED

“The artist striving for truth or sincerity had to guard his spontaneous vision against distortion or alteration by aesthetic conventions or preconceptions.”

― Linda Nochlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEGLECT

 

NURTURE

“We need … to investigate, and to cherish, whatever helps us to see the uneven and often unlovely destiny of human beings in the world with humor, tenderness, and delight, rather than with absolutist rage for an impossible sort of perfection.”

― Martha Nussbaum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INACCESSIBLE

ACCESSIBLE

“Politics resolves around what is seen and what can be said about it, around who has the ability to see and the talent to speak, around the properties of spaces and the possibilities of time”

― Jacque Rancière

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNTENABLE

SUSTAINABLE

“Do you have the patience to wait

till your mud settles and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving

till the right action arises by itself?”

― Lao-Tzu

 

 

 

 

Bristol Biennial is on pause.

Our values remain firm, despite the uncertain landscape.

 

We are taking time to discover and encounter, to think, listen, read, talk, connect, untangle and refocus.

 

Thank you to everyone – artists, volunteers, associates, friends - and all who have travelled with us so far.

 

We are still here if you want to say hello@bristolbiennial.org

 

 

 

DESPAIR

HOPE

 I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.

-Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

IRRELEVANT

RELEVANT

The stronger a culture, the less it fears the radical fringe. The more paranoid and precarious a culture, the less tolerance it offers.

― Joel Salatin

 

 

 

 

 

BORDERED

INTERNATIONAL

All struggle, all resistance is -- must be -- concrete. And all struggle has a global resonance. If not here, then there. If not now, then soon. Elsewhere as well as here.

― Susan Sontag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST-DEAD

ARTIST-LED

“The artist striving for truth or sincerity had to guard his spontaneous vision against distortion or alteration by aesthetic conventions or preconceptions.”

― Linda Nochlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEGLECT

 

NURTURE

“We need … to investigate, and to cherish, whatever helps us to see the uneven and often unlovely destiny of human beings in the world with humor, tenderness, and delight, rather than with absolutist rage for an impossible sort of perfection.”

― Martha Nussbaum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INACCESSIBLE

ACCESSIBLE

“Politics resolves around what is seen and what can be said about it, around who has the ability to see and the talent to speak, around the properties of spaces and the possibilities of time”

― Jacque Rancière

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNTENABLE

SUSTAINABLE

“Do you have the patience to wait

till your mud settles and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving

till the right action arises by itself?”

― Lao-Tzu

 

 

 

 

Bristol Biennial is on pause.

Our values remain firm, despite the uncertain landscape.

 

We are taking time to discover and encounter, to think, listen, read, talk, connect, untangle and refocus.

 

Thank you to everyone – artists, volunteers, associates, friends - and all who have travelled with us so far.

 

We are still here if you want to say hello@bristolbiennial.org