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Art fairs and biennials: Getting started

Resources for studying art fairs and biennials.

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Venice Biennale 2019, with art by Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
Source: Sam Saunders, Flickr (edited). Licence.


Summon is usually the best starting point for finding articles, books and dissertations. 


You may also want to run supplementary searches in these databases:


For introductory articles:


When searching for resources about biennials, note the spelling in different languages, in particular:

  • bienal - Spanish, Portuguese
  • biennale - Italian
  • biennial - English