18th Biennale of Sydney

all our relations

We are moving on from a century in which the radical in the arts largely adopted principles of separation, negativity and disruption as strategies of change.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 27 June 2012 to Sunday 16 September 2012

Caribou migration image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 22 May 2012.
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Where once there was an emphasis on alienation and separation, there is now a renewed attention to how things connect, how we relate to each other and to the world we inhabit.

The 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations, curated by Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster, will generate a dynamic new exhibition model to explore the possibilities of this renewed attention. Beginning with two curators in dialogue, this biennale is based on a collaborative framework, allowing conversations to extend to both artists and audiences.

Through this framework, the exhibition encourages new stories, thoughts and patterns to emerge, as international artists come together to collaborate and create works that relate as if evolving from each other.

Artworks unfold in a sequence through the Biennale Art Walk, starting here at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before moving to the newly redeveloped Museum of Contemporary Art, then Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay and finally to the world heritage-listed Cockatoo Island.