Biennale of Sydney

22nd Biennale of Sydney

Nirin

#NIRIN2020

THE 22ND BIENNALE OF SYDNEY REOPENS WITH EXTENDED DATES

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, is reopening!

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Lhola Amira, Philisa: Ditaola, 2018-20. Installation view for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), Cockatoo Island. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from the Sherman Foundation, and assistance from NIRIN 500 patrons. Courtesy the artist and SMAC Gallery, Cape Town / Johannesburg / Stellenbosch. Photograph: Jessica Maurer.

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Curatorial Statement

Brook Andrew

Artistic Director

The urgent states of our contemporary lives are laden with unresolved past anxieties and hidden layers of the supernatural. NIRIN is about to expose this, demonstrating that artists and creatives have the power to resolve, heal, dismember and imagine futures of transformation for re-setting the world. Sovereignty is at the centre of these actions, and shines a light on environments in shadow. I hope that NIRIN gathers life forces of integrity to push through often impenetrable confusion. 

Optimism from chaos drives artists in NIRIN to resolve the often hidden or ignored urgency surrounding contemporary life. 

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WEEKLY LEARNING RESOURCES

We're excited to present a series of resources made to encourage educators and families to explore and engage with artworks in their homes. 

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Available online! Purchase a copy of the official catalogue for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), titled NIRIN.

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