What is a Biennial?
Biennial is the term used to describe an art exhibit displayed every two years. The participants are international, within a large scale event. The first was the 1895 Venice Biennale, held in a public park in the Giardini. The event now houses thirty permanent pavilions.
The Bay Area Figurative Movement, which also goes by the names Bay Area Figurative School, Bay Area Figurative Art, or Bay Area Figuration, came to existence in San-Francisco Bay Area. This was in the mid-20th century, when a group of artists from the area stopped working on the then popular Abstract Expressionism for a preference to figuration in painting. The movement lasted a total of two decades during the 1950's and 1960's.
Dusseldorf School of Photography is the name for the photographers who studied under Bernd and Hiller Beecher at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf during the 1970s. This group was devoted to the black and white industrial images of the German tradition called New Objectivity.