Convened by Natasha Ginwala, with Marieke van Hal and Sabina Sabolović
The biennale is the form that is perhaps most identified with the rise of the ‘freelance curator’ as a figure in its own right within the field of contemporary art during the globalised era. It signals an inherently international field of practice, as well as a synthetic or critical and narrative-building practice. What are the ‘professional standards’ of such a figure, however, working across vastly different contexts? And how are obligations to be weighed; to ones own material and ethical needs, to the artists invited, to the inviting organisation, to the inviting organisation's board, and/or their sponsors, to the local artist community of the inviting organisation etc.?