Biennale, triennial and festival blockbuster exhibitions are moments – big budget moments – on the arts calendar that burn bright and are then over. They are also very destination driven, which means that unless audiences travel to experience them, they miss out. Can we still ethically embrace that cost-audience equation in our times of accountability?
A new trend has emerged, which comes off the back of conversations about programming being more sustainable, environmentally aware and inclusive. It is a part of a global dialogue about the need for museums and galleries to be ‘more accountable’.