Biennale of Sydney


24th Biennale of Sydney Ten Thousand Suns

A celebration of art, poetry, joy, and resistance – purchase the exhibition catalogue for the 24th Biennale of Sydney: Ten Thousand Suns online or from any of the exhibiting locations.

This title is a substantial companion to the 24th Biennale of Sydney. Alongside introductory artist texts and images, the publication also features a series of commissioned essays and reproduced text fragments that reflect the vision of Co-Artistic Directors Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, whose edition proposes celebration as both a method and a source of joy, inspired by legacies of collective resistance and coming together to thrive in the face of injustice.

These texts, like the exhibition itself, draw from multiple histories, voices and perspectives, to explore connected thematic threads, from the celebration of the resurgence of First Nations technologies and knowledges, the history of Islam in Australia, to Queer resilience, and the international expression of Carnivale. Other texts explore the atomic era, a concentrated time of climate alteration through human exploitation, within the context of today’s moment of climate emergency and a refusal to concede to an apocalyptic vision of the future.

Contributing writers include:

Te Kuru O Te Marama Dewes

Nils-Aslak Valkepää

John Pule

Laleen Jayamanne

Samia Khatun

Greg Dvorak

Nevil Shute

Margaret Cavendish

Eric Michaels

Karlie Noon & Krystal De Napoli

Elyas Alavi

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

VNS Matrix

Thenmozhi Soundararajah

Amelia Groom

Brontez Purnell


Price: $49.95 | 362 pp, Hardcover.