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Sydney: Bienniale

March 21, 2014 - June 9, 2014

The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that presents Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all FREE to the public.


Among the artists are:

Hubert Czerepok – Working with local school groups, for the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire Polish artist Hubert Czerepok will encourage the children of Sydney to take part in a peaceful protest; marching through Martin Place in support of freedom and frivolity. – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/czerepok/#sthash.xOnKkH5g.dpuf

The artist will also exhibit the neon work Madness is Like Gravity (2012) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. A quote from the Joker in the Batman film The Dark Knight, the spiral of letters, differing in size and hue, speaks to the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, as well as of the precarious balance between sanity and madness, life and death. In both its medium and composition, Madness Is Like Gravity reminds us of Bruce Nauman’s The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths, 1967. Nauman famously said that his statement was both true and not true at the same time; perhaps the same can be said of Czerepok’s message. – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/czerepok/#sthash.xOnKkH5g.dpuf

Agnieszka Kalinowska – Presented in The Long Program at Carriageworks, Agnieszka Kalinowska’s film Silencer (2011) is set in a genteel, rather stuffily bourgeois fine dining restaurant in Poland. – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/kalinowska/#sthash.CzHVuD70.dpuf

Norman Leto – Like being thrown into a deranged rabbit hole, in Sailor (2010) we journey into the esoteric and neurotic mind of Polish artist Norman Leto’s alter ego – a narcissistic, intellectually gifted, high-school physics teacher, also called Norman. Split loosely into three narrated physics lectures, the film, presented as part of The Long Program at Carriageworks, explores a sometimes uncomfortable existential breakdown of human behaviour, interactions and emotions, with a particular focus on the biological structure and activity of the brain. – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/leto/#sthash.dN2FxL5H.dpuf

Agnieszka Polska – For the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Polska presents two works on Cockatoo Island and a third as part of The Long Program at Carriageworks. – See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/polska/#sthash.gm8MKCFH.dpuf


March 21, 2014
June 9, 2014
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Sydney, NSW 2011
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