Photo by Joshua Morris.
The 24th Biennale of Sydney will be charged with the potential of the artists’ vision. Under the title of Ten Thousand Suns, each artist in the exhibition opens the audience into a multiplicity of worlds – from the Caribbean carnival to communities that thrived in times of the AIDS crisis, to flourishing First Nations navigational technologies, among many others. There is also something in Cosmin Costinaș and Inti Guerrero’s direction, that whilst the gravitas of the Biennale of Sydney remains international, there is a heartfelt connection to space and place. As the Biennale and the contemporary art world continues to grow and flourish, so do the nuances and understanding of where we are and where we sit. This filters through in curation, dialogue, critical voices and, of course, in Art.
The Biennale always presents an incredible questioning of what Sydney has to gain, but equally and maybe even more importantly, what does Sydney have to offer. Australian artists bring a unique vision to many of the most urgent conversations currently taking place in the international contemporary art context. And when this adds to a deeply thoughtful and grounded curatorial dialogue of global voices, magic happens. We certainly both feel a great privilege and honour in our advisory roles, as a conduit between the Artists, the Biennale of Sydney, our Visionary Partner Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and in our dialogues with the Artistic Directors Cosmin and Inti. These engagements are enormously positive, and focused on the visionary potential that lies within every project.