THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
12 May - 1 August 2010
Artistic Director: David Elliott
The 17th Biennale of Sydney (12 May - 1 August 2010), directed by David Elliott and titled THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, showcased new and recent works by Australian and international artists at Sydney's leading cultural institutions, contemporary art spaces and heritage sites. Venues included Cockatoo Island, Pier 2/3, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Artspace and the Art Gallery NSW (Grand Court). Established and emerging artists from all over the world offered visitors an experience that challenged preconceived notions about the art of today, and in this edition, more Australian artists than ever before exhibited alongside their international peers.
The 17th Biennale was presented at seven physical exhibition spaces, located in and around Sydney Harbour, and featured more than 440 works, with 68 artists creating new works specifically for the exhibition. Returning to the legendary Cockatoo Island, the Biennale presented more than 50 site-specific artist projects. Over 12 weeks, more than 517,000 visits were recorded across all venues.
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