19th Biennale of Sydney
You Imagine What You Desire
Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still detail). Courtesy Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome
The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival, held every two years across multiple venues in Sydney. The Art Gallery of NSW is a major venue and has been part of the Biennale since 1976.
Under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg, the 19th Biennale of Sydney – You Imagine What You Desire – celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world, seeking splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime, visuality.