Biennale of Sydney

22nd Biennale of Sydney

Nirin

#NIRIN2020

THE 22ND BIENNALE OF SYDNEY REOPENS WITH EXTENDED DATES

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney announced today that NIRIN, its 22nd edition, will be reopening from 16 June, with some venues opening from 1 June 2020.

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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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Now, more than ever, it's important that we find ways to connect, to help each other, listen, collaborate and heal.

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Arthur Jafa, The White Album, installation view, 2018–19, single-channel digital video, colour, sound . Commissioned by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Presented at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the U.S. Consulate General Sydney. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York / Rome. Photograph: Zan Wimberley

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 | NIRIN AT HOME

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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SOCIAL TOURS | DAILY INSTAGRAM ARTWORK TOURS

Join evening social tours of NIRIN with Sebastian Henry-Jones, Curatorial Assistant for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE | April

The Biennale of Sydney closed to the public from Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Read our updated statement.

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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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