21st Biennale of Sydney
Superposition: equilibrium and engagement
Samson Young We Are The World As Performed by the Federation of Trade Union Choir 2017, video, 5:27 mins. Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Team Gallery, New York. Commissioned by M+, Hong Kong, 2017. Photo: Simon Vogel
Held every two years, the Biennale of Sydney is a much-anticipated major contemporary art event.
Curated by Mami Kataoka, the 21st edition will examine the quantum mechanical theory of superposition by investigating how it might operate in the world today.
As one of seven venues participating across Sydney, the Art Gallery of NSW will feature exceptional new projects by a diverse field of celebrated international artists.
To commemorate 45 years of the Biennale, the exhibition will additionally reflect on the Biennale’s rich history through a close examination of its archive, drawing on more than four decades of encounters with art from around the world.