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18 Mar 2016 - 05 Jun 2016

20th Biennale of Sydney

jaarsma The upcoming 20th #SydneyBiennale titled The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed will feature more than 80 artists from 34 countries, with around half coming from various parts of Asia. The Biennale of Sydney runs 18 March - 5 June 2016. Selected performances and public programs will be presented around Sydney from 18 March until 5 June 2016, exploring themes in the exhibition curated by Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal and titled The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed. Visitors to Australia’s largest contemporary art event are invited to engage with the 20th Biennale through daily guided tours, artist and curator talks, lectures, performances, workshops, salons, reading groups and gatherings held across the seven venues, or ‘embassies of thought’. biennale20Check out the venues and embassies of thought that guide the programming and the exhibiting artists. ABOUT THE BIENNALE OF SYDNEY:  Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided a platform for art and ideas, showcasing the work of nearly 1,700 artists from more than 100 countries. Today it is considered one of the leading international art events, recognised for commissioning and presenting provocative, thought provoking art from Australia and around the world. In 2014, the 19 th Biennale of Sydney attracted more than 623,000 visits. With 40 per cent of visits made by people from outside of Sydney, the Biennale holds an important place on both the national and international stage. Image: The Embassy of Spirits will present artist Mella Jaarsma’s Dogwalk (2015-16); an installation of costumes activated through performances on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 March and every Wednesday evening at the Gallery. Dr Stephanie Rosenthal, 20th Biennale of Sydney Artistic Director, will give a free exhibition talk at the Gallery on Wednesday, 30 March at 5.30 pm.