Biennales are known for increasing accessibility and the democratisation of the arts and culture sector. They serve as a platform to bring together art, artists and audiences to seek mediums of sharing and understanding cultures, whilst observing and understanding the future of art that is being carved out with precision. Specifically, Museum Biennales brings together collections from museums to create a place for engagement and receptivity. Duly crafted experiences and thoughtfully employed curatorial strategies take museums beyond what is seen as a mere treasury. With the objective of filling the gap between art, architecture, culture and memory, they are an initiative to contextualise and review our past, present, and future with immersive experiences, symposiums, exhibitions amongst others. To cover the lacuna that exists in how we see our heritage on a personal and community level, biennales facilitate conversations, negotiations, and introspection, to create consciousness and seek what goes beyond reality.
As the upcoming Bihar Museum Biennale, one-of-its kind in India has started creating ripples, with this talk we explore how biennales serve as mosaic of cultures, celebrating their diversity whilst uniting them