2018 ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART: DIVIDED WORLDS
3 March – 3 June 2018
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art curator, Erica Green, says, ‘the exhibition titled Divided Worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times. However, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension – one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.’
Extending across Adelaide’s cultural precinct, North Terrace, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Adelaide Botanic Garden including the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.
Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image will be artists from all corners of the country including: Lisa Adams (QLD), Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (NSW), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol David Booth (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Sisters (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Patrick Pound (VIC), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).
This substantial pantheon of intriguing artists, speak variously to the drama of the cosmos and evolution, on beauty and the environment, and they reflect on human life and society, the diaspora — and the past, and the future.
Erica Green is founding Director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, established in 2007 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. Green has a host of commissioned projects, major exhibitions and publications to her credit including curating or managing over 100 original exhibitions. As director of the Samstag Museum of Art she is responsible for commissioning and developing the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs. She additionally manages the University Art Collection and the prestigious Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships program.