Vol 3 No 1 (2022)
Exhibiting Prints: The Role of Printed Matter in International, Large-Scale Exhibitions

Guest editor: Jennifer Noonan

Prints, multiples, artist’s books, posters, printed ephemera, etc., have been exhibited alongside paintings and sculptures in international, large-scale exhibitions. They have been displayed in, sold, and collected from the Venice Biennale, São Paulo Biennial, Documenta and several other perennial exhibitions. Regardless of their continuous, vital presence within international venues and despite the proliferation of scholarship on biennials, there have been few studies on the role of prints and artist’s editions within these exhibitions. The texts collected in this third issue aim at opening art historical narratives towards a sometimes marginalised medium, which has been in many cases vital for the life and fortune of large-scale exhibitions: cultural tourism, dissemination of the avant-garde, bourgeois collections’, taste-making, democratisation of art, institutional critique as well as politics. 

Contributors: Maeve Coudrelle, Alessia Del Bianco, Adelaide Duarte and Lígia Afonso, Jacob Lund, Jennifer Noonan, Camilla Pietrabissa.

Call for Papers

OBOE Journal welcomes submissions all year long. 

The editors invite scholars to submit previously unpublished articles in English. Topics related to exhibitions with a specific interest in the history of biennials and the art system more broadly.


OBOE Research Platform topics:

Call for Papers

Histories and Politics of the Bienal de São Paulo
Guest edited by Dária Gorete Jaremtchuk & Camila Maroja

Submission deadline: May 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2023

Further details on OBOE Journal’s Call for Papers can be found here.

Issues in preparation:

Studies on the Venice Biennale: National Pavilions