Its time for Sydney to once again spend winter exploring and discovering some of the best contemporary art on display in the world right now. The 18th Biennale of Sydney will be presented from 27 June – 16 September 2012 and it’s all free.
The Biennale of Sydney continues to play a central role in developing visual arts culture in
and connecting artists from around the world. Every two years, the Biennale of Sydney is presented free to the public over a 12-week period. As the most exciting contemporary visual arts event in the Asia-Pacific region, the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) will celebrate the organisation’s 39th anniversary. Australia
Titled all our relations, this Biennale will present works by more than 100 artists hailing from
Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. Nearly half the artists will present works created specifically for this exhibition, including many substantial collaborative installations.
Sydney’s leading cultural institutions and heritage sites are major venues for the exhibition: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the newly redeveloped Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Pier 2/3 and . For the first time, Carriageworks will also be a presenting partner. Cockatoo Island
It will be big – some of it will be beautiful, it will be emotional at times and confronting to some. For all of this you must get there. First thing to know is you can’t do the Biennale in one day – just impossible. So here are my tips, based on my experience of past Biennale’s and on researching what they have in store for us.