12 June, 2008
16th Biennale of Sydney 2008
Artist Tony Schwensen hosts a sausage sizzle outside the MCA as a tongue-in-cheek attempt to raise funds to assist in realising artists’ projects for the 2010 Biennale of Sydney.
Clear your diaries for the opening week of the 16th Biennale of Sydney with events and Artists' Talks running from Wednesday, 18 June to Sunday, 22 June. More
The Biennale of Sydney celebrates its 35th birthday with a sensational line up of artists and projects that will keep growing until opening day and beyond. From the extreme to the arresting, it hosts more Australian artists than ever before and includes the magical Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour as a major exhibition site, as well as premiering an extraordinary online venue – a first for a biennale worldwide.
The free exhibition is expected to welcome more than a quarter of a million visitors, and more than 180 artists will participate – with over fifty newly created artworks presented alongside some of the world’s most ground-breaking art from the avant-gardes of last century.
Celebrating this milestone exhibition, Australia’s leading international contemporary arts festival has drawn on the expertise of renowned curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
Billed this year as a celebration of the defiant spirit, the exhibition will bring together some of the most revolutionary artists the world has ever known alongside the shining stars of today.
The theme of the 16th Biennale, Revolutions – Forms That Turn, suggests the impulse to revolt, a desire for change, and seeing the world differently. Many works in this year’s exhibition will be participatory, encouraging people to step inside art and discover new ways of looking and thinking about life today. Movement is a strong feature – works turn, spin, go in reverse, mirror, make noise and even blow up.
Music video of Poland's DHC MEINHOF taken from a song on their debut album "Bring Chaos To Order", through D-TRASH Records. Riotous punk hardcore digital sounds!