2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville

The evident decay in the political and social structures of the global present permits a reassessment of the role of art and artists in social discourse, not an enunciation of their distance from it. From the standpoint of the
above, the Second Seville Biennal of Contemporary Art(BIACS 2) is devoted to the exploration of disturbances presently evident in all world social formations. The Second Seville Biennal of Contemporary Art is thus conceived as an opportunity to address the contradictory logic of distance and proximity that represents the dialectical structure of many artistic procedures of the last decade, by highlighting the participation and engagement of contemporary artists in the deep interrogation of the fundamental historical realignments currently being generated through many forms and activities across the world. The exhibition project is principally concerned with exploring and examining the residues that have accrued around the reconfigurations (whether material or immaterial, atopic or spatial) that drive the global order.


Okwui Enwezor, The Unhomely in The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society: 2nd International Biennal of Contemporary Art of Seville, edited by Okwui Enwezor, BIACS, 2006, pp.13 - 14