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Artists explore human and nature connections in the 23rd Sydney Biennale

By DANIEL LO SURDO The 23rd Biennale of Sydney began across the city last week, with the art pieces featured hoping to ask unlikely questions and explore the links between humans and nature during the three-month festival. The Biennale opened at venues including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]

THE NAKED CITY: BIENNALE ON A BUDGET – PART 2

Last week I suggested that we are entering a new paradigm when it comes to the way the arts are regarded and their relevance in a world where uncertainty and human tragedy dominate the lives of so many. There’s a well promoted optimism, that give or take a year or two, everything will be back […]

THE NAKED CITY: BIENNALE ON A BUDGET

In the current global pandemic many facets of our cultural life have been forced to either postpone their normal agenda or take a subdued back seat to the human tragedy we witness every day. Throughout the world major art galleries have closed, opera and ballet seasons canned, music festivals cancelled and production halted on numerous […]

Detention centre profits sour Biennale

Artists, activists, and members of the public are calling for a boycott of the Sydney Biennale after the parent company of the art festival’s major sponsor announced it would be managing welfare services for overseas detention centres. The Biennale’s main sponsor is the Transfield Foundation, a joint philanthropic venture between Transfield Holdings and Transfield Services, […]