10TH ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART 2008
01 Mar - 04 May 2008
Handle with Care
1 March - 4 May 2008
Curated by Felicity Fenner
Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan
James Darling & Lesley Forwood
The 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art entitled Handle with Care exhibition presents a range of contemporary art practice in Australia which draws our attention to the fragility of life, our culture and, of the environment.
The exhibition includes recent works of art by twenty-two artists and artist teams, living and working in Australia. Their works draw from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and experiences that address some of the most important issues facing our world today - from threatened natural environments to socio-cultural issues which have resulted from the displacement of Indigenous and immigrant communities.
The artists diverse use of themes and media are brought together through the exhibitions focus on fragility.
Fragility of the environment, culture and life. It is hoped that the exhibition will encourage students to consider the ideas and concerns being shared by the artists in relation to their everyday lives.