Curator of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Erica Green has announced the names of the 30 leading Australian contemporary artists and collectives selected for next years Adelaide Biennial.
Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image will be artists from all corners of the country including: Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Lisa Adams (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (NSW), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Family Collaborative (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patrick Pound (VIC), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).
Titled Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.
Erica Green says, the curatorial premise, divided worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times, however, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension one where difference is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.
Extending across Adelaides cultural precinct, North Terrace, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds runs from 3 March to 3 June 2018 as part of the Adelaide Festival.