The 21st Biennale of Sydney will be presented over twelve weeks from 16 March until 11 June 2018 (Preview 13-15 March 2018).
Artistic Director, Mami Kataoka, is in discussion with a number of artists and anticipates the exhibition will include around 70 artists in total, each presenting ambitious new commissions or recent work for the 45th anniversary of the Biennale. On the direction and themes of the next edition, Mami Kataoka says:
"The curatorial premise of the 21st Biennale of Sydney is an exhibition that will explore multiple viewpoints in search of a state of equilibrium. With a holistic view, the Biennale will also seek in-depth engagement with individuals and communities while exploring a range of perspectives and meanings of abstractions."
"The exhibition will be a journey; a walk through microcosms of the world today based on the stratum of history, human knowledge, emotions, desires and beliefs, as well as the mysteries of natural phenomena and the whole of the universe."
The exhibition will also revisit the Biennale's rich history through a close examination of its Archive, drawing on 45 years of art and encounters. Further detail, including the title, themes and key concerns informing the exhibition, will be announced in July this year.
Image: NS Harsha, Nations, 2007/2017. Installation view, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (on view utnil 11 June 2017). Photo: Shiigi Shizune