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Seven artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection

Image: Ugo Rondinone if there were anywhere but desert. wednesday 2000 © the artist

The John Kaldor Family Collection is renowned for its in-depth representations of some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This exhibition focuses on the practices of artists who have emerged since the 1990s, including collaborative duo Jennifer Allora (United States/Puerto Rico) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Cuba/Puerto Rico), Michael Landy (England), Ugo Rondinone (Switzerland) and Daniel von Sturmer (New Zealand/Australia), as well as a changeover of works from Paul Chan (Hong Kong/United States) and Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland) – on display from 30 May 2015 to 9 February 2016 – and Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico) and Andreas Gursky (Germany) – on display from 9 February 2016.

Conceived as a group of solo shows, each has been developed in collaboration with the exhibiting artists and reveals the ongoing dialogue between the collection and the artists who comprise it.

From figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of media and presents a cross-section of contemporary approaches to artmaking. As well as much-loved works in surprising new configurations, it includes numerous works that have never been seen before at the Art Gallery of NSW.