in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and
most exciting contemporary visual arts festival.
Billed as a
celebration of the defiant spirit, the 2008 Biennale brings together
some of the world's most respected artists, under the direction
of international curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
the theme of Revolutions - Forms that Turn, the artists
in this Biennale explore how change has been, and continues to be,
a driving force in society.
The MCA has
a long history of collaboration with the Biennale and is proud to
be involved as a major venue partner in 2008.
presents the work of more than 140 artists across 8 venues, with
over 50 newly created artworks alongside groundbreaking art from
the avant-gardes of the last century.
thinkers, film makers and writers participating this year explore
the concept of Revolutions - Forms That Turn. This theme suggests
the impulse to revolt in both art and life; a desire for change;
and seeing the world differently.
Many works in this year’s exhibition encourage people to discover
new ways of looking and thinking about life today.
Maurizio Cattelan • Alexander Calder • Sam Durant •
Anawana Haloba • Rosemary Laing • Tracey Moffatt •
Aleksandr Rodchenko • Sharmila Samant • Miroslav Tichy´
of the MCA Sydney.