SYDNEY.- The Biennale of Sydney
today announced the 2014 exhibition will open to the public from 21 March until 9 June 2014, with the Vernissage to be held from Tuesday, 18 March to Thursday, 20 March 2014.
The new dates mark the earliest opening of any Biennale in the organisations 40-year history.
Marah Braye, Chief Executive Officer, said: We are pleased to present the 19th Biennale of Sydney during Sydneys warmer autumn months and anticipate the earlier dates will be welcomed by our local and international visitors and colleagues, many of whom will appreciate the improved alignment with other major events on the arts calendar.
The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be curated by Juliana Engberg, who commented: The exhibition will take advantage of the existing Biennale venue map. The key venues will provide the perfect roll out for episodic art encounters as we go in search of the artistic imagination and how it brings into being through its creative desiring.
Every two years, the Biennale of Sydney is presented free to the public over a twelve-week period. It was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region and, alongside the Venice and São Paulo biennales and documenta, is one of the longest running exhibitions of its kind. Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided an international platform for innovative and challenging contemporary art, showcasing the work of nearly 1600 artists from over 100 countries.