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

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. 
OBOE selected contributions from scholars from around the world on prints in exhibitions that range from the Venice Biennale to Latin American Biennials alongside a miscellanea of other texts on different subjects. For the first time, in our three years' history, articles will be released between June and August 2022. Stay tuned!

Call for Papers

OBOE Research Platform topics:

Call for Papers
Studies on the Venice Biennale: National Pavilions


Abstract deadline: March 31, 2022.
Submission deadline: July 31, 2022.

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


Issues in preparation:

EXHIBITING PRINTS: THE ROLE OF PRINTED MATTER IN INTERNATIONAL, LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITIONS