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As in past years participants in the Biennial's group exhibition are slected based on the merit of original works presented during the call for entries in April and May of 2008. The selections are made by artistic peer groups, and as the event organizers put it, the open submission process leaves the awards "to majority rule" of group selections. This year the main draw among the selection team is Michael Duncan, a writer and Editor for Art in America magazine who will also serve as curator for both the group and solo exhibitions.
The 2009 Texas Biennial, which runs from March 6th to April 11th, will find room for the additional solo shows as the result of an organizational restructuring deemed essential for providing the event with "direction, voice, and sustainability" for the future. Part of the new game plan includes the participation of local Austin galleries and museums, which will house the solo shows of the top four regional artists. The group exhibition will be held at the Women and Their Work Art Space and the Mexican American Cultural Center's new gallery space. SEE ALSO: www.texasbiennial.com
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