Held every two years, the Biennale of Sydney is Australia's largest contemporary visual arts event, showcasing bold and innovative contemporary art from around the world. The free exhibition is presented over 12 weeks in the heart of Sydney at leading contemporary art spaces and on world heritage-listed Cockatoo Island. The 18th Biennale of Sydney (27 June – 16 September 2012) was based on a collaborative framework and dynamic new exhibition model bringing together international artists to collaborate and create artworks, exploring new ideas from unexpected voices around the world.
A major disadvantage of being so far behind with my reviews of photography locations is the inability to document the titles of the artworks and artists. Hopefully I'll be better prepared next time.
The 19th Biennale will be held from 21 March – 9 June 2014. Inspired by a sense of ‘happy anarchy’, Cockatoo Island will feature numerous new site-specific projects, producing an atmosphere of joyful energy. In the Industrial Precinct, Danish artist duo Randi & Katrine will create an anthropomorphised wonderland in the style of a typical Danish village. Surrounded by a city wall with a forest at one end, and with buildings designed to have human features – rooftops as hair, windows as eyes, and doors for mouths – The Village (2014) promises to be a magical environment for visitors of all ages.
Inside the cavernous Turbine Hall, Danish artist Eva Koch will present a towering life-sized, projection of Gljufrabui, the Icelandic waterfall, accompanied by a roaring soundtrack.