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22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

jpg Arthur Jafa ‘The white album’ 2018-19

jpg Joël Andrianomearisoa ‘There might be no other place in the world as good as where I am going to take you’ 2020

jpg Josep Grau-Garriga ‘Retaule dels penjats (Altarpiece of the hanged people)’ 1972-76

jpg Andre Eugene ‘Lavi & lanmò (Life and death)’ 2020

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The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an expansive artist- and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks.

Brook Andrew, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, is artistic director of NIRIN. Meaning ‘edge’, nirin is a word of Brook’s mother’s Nation, the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales.

NIRIN brings together artists, makers, scientists, academics and thinkers from around the world. They will deliver artworks, insights, ideas and projects that challenge dominant narratives and share Indigenous knowledge.

NIRIN comprises work by 98 artists across six venues — the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School.

Images: Arthur Jafa The white album 2018-19. Installation view (2020) photographed in the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Zan Wimberley; Joël Andrianomearisoa, There might be no other place in the world as good as where I am going to take you 2020. Installation view (2020) photographed in the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Zan Wimberley; Josep Grau-Garriga, Retaule dels penjats (Altarpiece of the hanged people) 1972-76. Installation view (2020) photographed in the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Zan Wimberley; Andre Eugene, Lavi & lanmò (Life and death) 2020. Installation view (2020) photographed in the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Zan Wimberley

14 Mar – 8 Jun 2020

Free admission