previews

  • Eglė Budvytytė, Choreography for the Running Male, 2012. Performance view, 11th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012. From the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Photo: Ieva Budzeikaite.

    19th Biennale of Sydney: “You Imagine What You Desire”

    Various Venues

    March 21 - June 9

    Curated by Juliana Engberg

    For this iteration of Sydney’s biennial, Juliana Engberg, one of the more consistently adventurous curators working in Australasia today, will assemble an eclectic, intergenerational cast of more than ninety artists from thirty-one countries, nimbly mixing unabashed romanticism with social reformism. Expect a strong showing of Australian artists as well as names from afar—among them, Roni Horn, Stan Douglas, Tori Wrånes, Wael Shawky, and David Claerbout, with new works unveiled by Tacita Dean, Pipilotti Rist, and Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Meanwhile, a global contingent of emerging artists will fill out the show. Street performances choreographed by Eglė Budvytytė and Hubert Czerepok will enliven Sydney’s central business district, and Chinese-born performance artist Yingmei Duan plans to inhabit a forest installed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Other hosting venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, and Artspace.