The Biennal of the Americas: NOW! which is to take place from 14 July until 30 August 2015, in Denver, Colorado, has just announced its artistic programme and the artists participating in this year’s edition.
The biennial is to invite artists from Central, South, and North America as well as the Caribbean in order to exhibit visual art, musical performances, and dance shows to try to respond to the current problems and issues of the world. Through their works, the artists question the situations in their personal environment but also focus on common worries such as violence, ecology, technology, and social justice whilst honouring the city of Mexico. The central exhibition is to take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver with a particular focus on the Western hemisphere, whilst the exhibition “OÍD EL SUEÑO DE UNA PALABRA / LISTEN TO THE DREAM OF A WORD” is to take place at the Biennial Pavilion. Four new projects realised by the artists Matt Scobey, Melissa Furness, Cristóbal Gracia, and Daniel Monroy Cuevas are to be displayed at the McNichols Civic Center for residency exchanges between Denver and Mexico in 2014. Works by Mexican artists Erick Meyenberg and Marcela Armas are also to be displayed. Furthermore, the biennial has planned symposia as well as special evenings and for the first time, roundtable discussions, workshops, and performances.
Other major events at the biennial will be organised in the form of performances and workshops of the Brazilian group Companhia Urbana de Dança, as well as the screening of the film River of Fundament by Matthew Barney and finally, a musical festival presenting the Canadian Jeremy Bailey and the Americans Black Violin and Wonderbound.