The 23rd Biennale of Sydney
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.
The conceptual wetlands – which are free to visit – will explore concepts of river horror, creek futurism, Indigenous science, cultural flows, ancestral technologies, counter-mapping, queer ecologies, multispecies justice, hydrofeminism, water healing, spirit streams, fish philosophy and sustainable methods of co-existence.
rīvus brings several schools of knowledge together to give us a more holistic understanding of the waterways around us, and encourage us to imagine their perspective and relationship to the rest of the natural world.
rīvus invites artists, architects, designers, scientists and communities to ask unlikely questions about phenomena we may have previously taken for granted. More info.
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