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Biennale of Sydney

When you donate to the Biennale of Sydney you ensure that our global platform of art and ideas remains free for everyone.
Help us bring the world’s most exceptional artists and creatives to Sydney in 2020.
Donate before 30 June 2019. Direct link in our bio ➡️
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Image: ‘Family Day’ on Cockatoo Island for the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), 20 May 2018. Workshop run by @reversegarbage. Photograph: @documentphotography.


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Biennale of Sydney

Join our team! We are currently seeking experienced individuals to fill a number positions at the Biennale of Sydney. • Assistant to the Director and CEO
• Registrar
• Benefaction Manager
• Accountant
To apply, download the Information Kits. Link in our bio ➡️ #BiennaleOfSydney #ArtsJobs #ExecutiveAssistant #Registrar #ExhibitionManagement #NIRINbos2020


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Congratulations to Teresa Margolles - one of the artists selected for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney #NIRINbos2020 - who received special mention for her work in “May You Live in Interesting Times” @labiennale
Teresa dedicated her award to women who have died in Mexico as a result of violence linked to the drug trade and “to girls and women who are risking their lives today”. 🖼 Teresa Margolles, Mura Cuidad Juárez (2010) 📷 @benstoppable


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Congratulations Arthur Jafa @anamibia, winner of the #GoldenLion for best artist in the central exhibition at @labiennale

The theme of this year’s Venice Biennale is “May You Live in Interesting Times” and Arthur’s contributions included the video “The White Album” (2018). More information ➡️ www.artnews.com/2019/05/11/arthur-jafa-lithuania-win-top-prizes-at-venice-biennale/

Arthur is one of the artists selected for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney #NIRINbos2020
He recently spent time in Sydney and we’ll reveal more about his trip and plans for 2020 in the coming months.

On 30 May, you can catch Arthur in conversation with @brook_andrew_artist, Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, at @vividsydney

Tickets ➡️ sydneyoperahouse.com


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Biennale of Sydney

Join the Biennale of Sydney team!
We are seeking an experienced Assistant to the Director and CEO to provide efficient, professional and confidential executive support.
We are also seeking a Registrar to work as part of the exhibition management team on the development and delivery of all aspects of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney #NIRINbos2020
To apply, download the Information Kits.
Link in bio ⬆️ #artsjobs #executiveassistant #registrar #exhibitionmanagement #exhibition #employmentopportunities #biennale


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Biennale of Sydney

Bathing in the cleansing smoke and paying respect to Country #NIRINbos2020 is an artist- and First Nation-led endeavour.
#smokingceremony #biennaleofsydney
🍃 Brendan Kerin
📷 @joshuamorrisphotography 🗓 14 March-8 June 2020


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Biennale of Sydney

A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us at @nas_au today for the announcement of the first 33 artists participating in the 22nd #biennaleofsydney #NIRINbos2020
Special thanks to the Australian and international artists who travelled from near and far:
Léuli Eshrãghi @tamaolevasalaolao Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker @joanne_birnie_danzker Kylie Kwong @kylie_kwong Barbara McGrady @barbsmac123 Gina Athena Ulysse @gulysse2018 S.J Norman @vitreous_lustre Lhola Amira @lhola.amira Tony Albert @tonyalbert Nicholas Galanin @nicholasgalanin Lisa Reihana @inpursuitofvenus Brook Andrew @brook_andrew_artist Katarina Matiasek #KatarinaMatiasek Arthur Jafa @anamibia Latai Taumoepea @latai101 and (not pictured) Eric Bridgeman @yuriyalo and Dharug Strategic Management Group #BlacktownNativeInstitution
📷 @joshuamorrisphotography


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Biennale of Sydney

Announcing the first 33 artists, creatives and collectives who will participate in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), titled NIRIN #NIRINbos2020
• Tony Albert • Maria Thereza Alves • Lhola Amira • Sammy Baloji • Huma Bhabha • Blacktown Native Institution • Anna Boghiguian • Eric Bridgeman • Victoria Santa Cruz • Léuli Eshrãghi • Jes Fan • Nicholas Galanin • Fátima Rodrigo Gonzales • Lawrence Abu Hamdan • Arthur Jafa • Hannah Catherine Jones • Bronwyn Katz • Mayunkiki • Kylie Kwong • Barbara McGrady • Ibrahim Mahama
• Teresa Margolles • Misheck Masamvu • Katarina Matiasek • Jota Mombaça • Prof Sir Zanele Muholi • The Mulka Project • S.J Norman • Taqralik Partridge • Laure Prouvost • Lisa Reihana • Latai Taumoepeau • Gina Athena Ulysse

More info ➡️ Link in bio


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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Edmund Capon AM OBE, director of the @artgalleryofnsw from 1978 to 2011.

Read Wayne Tunnicliffe’s tribute to this extraordinary man at www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/blog/posts/vale-edmund-capon/

Image: Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1978-2011) Edmund Capon AM, OBE, rides a bicycle on the wall of ancient city of Xi'an, China on 23 Oct 2010.
Photo: Kevin Lee/Getty Images for Good Weekend


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Biennale of Sydney

Join the team! The Biennale of Sydney is looking for an experienced Exhibition Coordinator.

Visit our website for the full position description.
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Image:
Samson Young
Muted Situations #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th, 2018
video with 12-channel sound installation, instructions
45 mins
Performed by Flora Sinfonie Orchester, directed by Thomas Jung
Sound and video editing: Samson Young, Vvzela Kook
Recording producer: Jens Schünemann
Recording engineers: Manuel Glowczewski, Arnd Coppers
Camera operators: Verena Maas, Tom May, Roman Szczesny, Jan Höhe
Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from vA!, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong
Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Team Gallery, New York


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The 21st Biennale of Sydney digital catalogue is now available to read on our website!

The catalogue includes a post-exhibition essay by Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka, detailing her curatorial methodology. Importantly, it provides a visual record of all works in the exhibition by the 69 participating artists and artist collectives across all venues. We are also pleased to include an essay by Professor Terry Smith on the history of the Biennale of Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s.
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21st Biennale of Sydney Catalogue
Cover Image:
Mit Jai Inn
Planes (Hover, Erupt, Erode), 2018 (detail)
mixed media installation with paintings
Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from the Neilson Foundation. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Cockatoo Island. Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Courtesy the artist and SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh


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'The Aboriginal Memorial', at Pier 2/3, 7th Biennale of Sydney, 1988.
Produced by Ramingining artists in collaboration with Djon Mundine OAM, ‘The Aboriginal Memorial’ is an enduring statement of Indigenous agency, cultural resilience and strength. The installation of 200 hollow log coffins commemorates all Indigenous people who, since 1788, have lost their lives defending their land.

Commissioned by the inaugural director of the National Gallery Australia (NGA), James Mollison AO, the work was first exhibited at the 7th Biennale of Sydney. It is now permanently installed in the foyer of the NGA.

On 11 October at 6pm, the NGA will recognise the 30th anniversary of ‘The Aboriginal Memorial’. Senior Ramingining men, Roy Burrnyila and Bobby Bununggurr, will conduct a performance at ‘The Aboriginal Memorial’ followed by a conversation between Director of the NGA, Nick Mitzevich, and the conceptual producer for The Aboriginal Memorial, Djon Mundine OAM, in the James O Fairfax theatre.

A symposium on the ongoing significance of 'The Aboriginal Memorial' will take place at the NGA on Friday 12 October and Saturday 13 October.

https://nga.gov.au/symposia/memorialpoles/default.cfm
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Image: Ramingining Artist Community, ‘The Aboriginal Memorial’, 1987–88, 200 hollow log coffins, natural earth pigments on wood. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with the assistance of funds from the National Gallery of Australia admission charges in 1897. Installation view at the 7th Biennale of Sydney. Image from the Biennale of Sydney Archive. Courtesy the artists


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