'Exhibitions are hubs of interaction within the art world, the places where artists, dealers, critics, and collectors come together, and where the newest art first comes before the public. Biennials and Beyond is the first book to position a range of contemporary exhibitions in the context of art history, providing installation photographs, exhibition floor plans and critical texts from the time, as well as an expansive account of recent exhibition history by Bruce Altshuler.

'Paired with Altshuler's Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History: 1863–1959, Biennials and Beyond outlines a new reading of art history based on canonical exhibitions. The volume surveys such post-war developments as the role of commercial galleries during the 1960s, the influence of museums and corporate groups, artist-run spaces, and the impact of globalisation on the art world. 

'Biennials and Beyond documents the most significant and pioneering exhibitions that took place between 1962 and 2002. Some shows have been selected for their innovative installation, others for the impact they had on the reception of contemporary art either globally or in a given country, and yet others for the role they played in advancing significant trends in recent art. Together they form an exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in contemporary art, the history of exhibitions and curatorial practice.' (Back cover)
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Dylaby, Amsterdam, 1962
New Realists, New York, 1962
Primary Structures, New York, 1966
Arte Povera + Azioni Povere, Amalfi, 1968
January 5-31, 1969, New York, 1969
When Attitudes Become Form, Bern, 1969
557,087, Seattle, 1969
Information, New York, 1970
Sonsbeek 71, The Netherlands, 1971
Documenta 5, Kassel, 1972
The Bulldozer Exhibition, Moscow, 1974
The Times Square Show, New York, 1980
A New Spirit in Painting, London, 1981
Les Immatériaux, Paris, 1985
Chambres d'Amis, Ghent, 1986
Second Havana Biennial, 1986
Freeze, London, 1988
China/ Avant-Garde, Beijing, 1989
Magiciens de la Terre, Paris, 1989
Places with a Past, Charleston, 1991
Whitney Biennial, New York, 1993
Traffic, Bordeaux, 1996
Cities on the Move, Vienna, 1997
24th São Paulo Biennial, 1998
Documenta 11, Kassel, 2002
Biennials and Beyond - Exhibitions That Made Art History: 1962-2002
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