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Exhibition Review

NEW CALEDONIA

Expanding Horizons

The Noumea Biennale of Contemporary Art

Susan Cochrane


RENE BOUTIN, Nous les Autres (We the Others), 1996, (detail) installation.


Each Biennale assumes some of the characteristics of the host city and the artistic climate prevalent there. It is the desire of the cultural institutions promoting the Noumea Biennale* for the capital of New Caledonia to become recognised as a centre of creative activity, with axes connecting it to neighbouring countries in the Pacific as well as to metropolitan France (New Caledonia is an overseas territory of…

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