Established 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.

Curated around 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.

This Biennale 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.

The artists, 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.

Exhibiting artists include:
Maurizio Cattelan • Alexander Calder • Sam Durant • León Ferrari
Anawana Haloba • Rosemary Laing • Tracey Moffatt • Giuseppe Penone
Aleksandr Rodchenko • Sharmila Samant • Miroslav Tichy´

Image courtesy of the MCA Sydney.