GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL
"Pandemonium: Art in a Time of Creativity Fever"
10th SepT. – 13rd Nov. 2011
Reena Saini Kallat will take part of the Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, Uddevalla, Sweden.
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its 6th edition. Titled Pandemonium – Art in a Time of Creativity Fever, the biennial is an occasion to mull over the turbulence and turmoil that is today's world. In John Milton's epic Paradise Lost (1671), Pandemonium is the castle built by Lucifer and his band after they had been booted out of heaven. It is the base camp from which they plot against the 'old order'. But it is also a platform from which they seek to launch the project of another creation, a new kind of world albeit a 'devilish' one. Through 'Pandemonium', Milton reflects on the turbulence and topsy-turvy of civil war England. Was this only about a sense of hurly-burly, disorder and dismal confusion—of 'sheer pandemonium'? Or was it also about transformation and creative emergence—the making of new worlds, possibilities and paradigms? The term has both positive and negative connotations. From William Blake to Derek Jarman, from punk to pop bands and everyday 'hubbub' of street sound and speech, it has been used to explore chaos and disorder that is at the same time about the emergence of new worlds, alternative global modernities, other possibilities.
For further information, visit the website www.goteborg.biennal.org