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Transfield out, artists back in

Artists have indicated they will return to the Biennale of Sydney now that it has dumped the Transfield Foundation as a sponsor. Conceptual artist Ahmed Ogut, who lives and works in the Netherlands, said he did not see any reason to continue boycotting the Biennale now that the contract has been severed. “I see this […]

Artists boycott Biennale over asylum camps

At least five artists will boycott the Biennale of Sydney due to its connection with Transfield Services, the contract-holder to operate detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. The five boycotting artists, Ahmet Ögüt,  Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson, Gabrielle de Vietri and Charlie Sofo said in a statement they had revoked their works, cancelled their […]