Revolving Revolt: 16th Biennale of Sydney


From June 18 through September 7, the 16th Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms That Turn presents the work of 180 artists , including 50 newly commissioned projects. The exhibition “articulates the agency embedded in forms that express our desire for change.” Among the 180 artists are Art21’s Allora & Calzadilla, Mark Dion, and Pierre Huyghe all featured in Season 4 as well as Bruce Nauman (Season 1) and Paul Pfeiffer (Season 2). The Biennale of Sydney is taking place across the city in multiple venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cockatoo Island, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Pier 2/3, Artspace, the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

For those not in Australia, one can still view the online venue, revolutionsonline. Each visit to the venue presents a new series of works that include film, audio, images, interactive works, live streaming performances, texts and links to existing websites. Works are continuously uploaded to the venue, creating an ever-changing constellation.