07 June, 2006

2006 Biennale of Sydney


The MCA is pleased to announce the arrival of the much anticipated 2006 Biennale of Sydney. Opening on 8 June the 2006 Biennale features 85 artists from around the world and involves a number of venues across Sydney.

The conceptual framework Zones of Contact is described by Artistic Director & Curator Dr Charles Merewether as “the experience of having one’s homeland occupied or of living in another person’s culture and the sense of physical, psychological and cultural displacement that arises”.

Highlights of the 2006 Biennale at the MCA include New York artists Julie Mehretu and Stephen Vitiello. Ethiopian-born Mehretu will create a new large-scale wall painting in-situ at the MCA, as a response to music by her collaborator Vitiello. Hassan Khan, born in London and now working in Egypt, presents a video work of interviews he conducted with people on the streets of Cairo.

For information on participating venues and a full Biennale program visit www.bos2006.com.

2006 Biennale of Sydney is open at the MCA 8 June to 27 August 2006
Admission to the Biennale at the MCA is free thanks to MCA Leading Sponsor Telstra

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