Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Biennial?

What is a Biennial?

Biennial is the term used to describe an art exhibit displayed every two years. The participants are international, within a large scale event. The first was the 1895 Venice Biennale, held in a public park in the Giardini. The event now houses thirty permanent pavilions.

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Activist art

Activist art is art created to address social and political issues. It is a kind of performance art because it is presented in public, working closely with the community which will create it. One example could be creating and posting social protest fliers in exhibition.

Behavior Art

A Chinese equivalent that describes performance art. It is a new term in arts and may be difficult in articulating unless people understand what they are attempting to create. It is however, a flexible concept that focuses on things that make the everyday, common and community things. It is heightened, refined and reflective of how people behave, move or live.

Object

Object in art is simply a thing which exists. Sometimes, that thing is the most important to see in a painting or drawing, and then it becomes the focal point. An object can be anything that can be touched or seen, depicted in art.

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