During the Biennale, visitors to the MCA entrance are greeted by New York artist Roxy Paine’s large-scale structure. Roxy Paine’s work examines systems of growth and decay by setting them against processes of organic evolution and industrial construction.
Another highlight of the MCA program is a series of sculptural works by renowned French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. For over 60 years, Louise Bourgeois has made sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints that deal with personal memory, emotion and the body.
In his multifaceted work, Toronto based painter, photographer, performance and video installation artist Kent Monkman deals a table-turning hand on the one-sided histories of Euro-American descent.
Melbourne-based artist Daniel Crooks premieres a new video on Cockatoo Island, Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement) (2009–10), which takes as its subject the slow and graceful movements of a man taking tai chi exercise in a Shanghai park.
“I’m probably the worst director on earth because I keep my mouth shut,” says John Bock – one of the most important German artists of our time. His work oscillates between video, performance and installation art. A creative cycle that is always open-ended – at the “green border”…
The redevelopment of the MCA at Sydney’s Circular Quay was approved in 2008, but the…
The 17th Biennale of Sydney is designed to engage audiences with the themes and works presented in the Biennale, the program includes forums, lectures and special events featuring Biennale artists as well as curators, writers and commentators from around the world.