Not all Biennials are fancy events. In Paris, the raffish neighborhood of Belleville is throwing it’s own beginning on Sept. 10th:
The Biennale de Belleville is a brand-new event that maps out a new generation of Parisian galleries: most opened in the past decade and are often little known to the public — making this festival a different beast from its Italian cousin, the endlessly chic Venice Biennale.
The Biennale, which takes place between Sept. 10 and Oct. 23 and ranges all across the neighborhood, will consist of a series of shows, performances, installations and various other “happenings” in art spaces, parks and even right out on the pavement. […]
“One of the main points of the Biennale is to point out the specificity of the area. It is in total mutation but has a weighty history with a complex population.” said Patrice Joly, head curator of the event.
Paris’s Belleville Hosts It’s Own Biennale (Globespotting/New York Times)