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
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.
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
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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Visit our website for the full position description. ... 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
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. ~ 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
'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 ~ 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