The 23rd Biennale of Sydney is a celebration of global inclusivity, hosting a series of “conceptual wetlands and imagined ecosystems” populated by artworks, public programs and experiments.
From March 12 to June 13, the exhibition – which is titled rīvus – will transport visitors via works dotted around Sydney, including Art Gallery of New South Wales, Arts and Cultural Exchange, Barangaroo, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, National Art School in partnership with Artspace, The Rocks and Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. The Cutaway at Barangaroo, will be the base for the Biennale’s public program, The Waterhouse, offering daily events and experiences for all of the 94 days of the exhibition.
One of the free activations operating daily throughout the festival is Space In Between, a series of self-guided walks and exercises designed by thinkers, researchers and makers from Australia and abroad. Connecting locations from National Art School, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and The Cutaway at Barangaroo, visitors are invited to follow guided paths that will encourage them to look at the city in a different light.
There is no set beginning or end to the paths (though there will be downloadable maps to guide you towards interactive exercises and activations) but Space In Between does promise “place-responsive activations” and unexpected bursts of creativity embedded in the natural and urban environment.
Artists involved in the construction of Space In Between include Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris (Sweden/Australia), Julie Gough (Trawlwoolway, Australia), Slow Research Lab (Netherlands), Judy Watson (Waanyi, Australia), Pablo Helguera (Mexico/USA) and many more.
The walks are inclusive and fully accessible for wheelchair users and users of other mobility devices. Exhibition entry is free.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the Biennale of Sydney.