June 27, 2012

The 18th Biennale of Sydney opens today! Artistic Directors Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster have brought together more than 100 artists from some 44 countries under the banner of “all our relations”. At its core a collaboration between two top-class curators, this biennale explores issues so close to my heart; issues of unity, inclusivity, connectedness – these are the emotions and modus operandi I gravitate to and enjoy most in life. I’m very excited to see new work by the techno-tactile Dutch man, Daan Roosegaarde, the visceral Swriwhana Spong and the sublimely diligent Shachiko Abe (respectively, from New Zealand and Japan). And I’m most keen to renew the long flirtation I have enjoyed with Jess MacNeill. Spread across various venues throughout Sydney, and most impressively on Cockatoo Island, this is one event absolutely not to be missed!

Author: Nick tobias