Trade Routes: History and Geography
More about: Okwui Enwezor - interview
Exhibitions and curators:
Okwui Enwezor and Octavio Zaya
Life's Little Necessities
Important and Exportant
Yu Yeon Kim
Hong Kong, etc.
Hou Hanru - see the interview
Towards the Definition of Culture in the Late 20th Century
13 - 15 October 1997, SAB Centenary Centre, Johannesburg
17 - 18 October 1997, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Conceived and organized by Dr. Olu Oguibe
Documentation on his website.
Closure ahead of time
Originally, the Biennale was planned until January 18, 1998, but it was closed a month before. As stated in a notice in artnet.com from December 16, 1997, it had to do with financial difficulties faced by the city of Johannesburg, responsible for the greatest part of the budget.