Adelaide Biennial

10TH ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART 2008

01 Mar - 04 May 2008

© Bronwyn Oliver
Stroke, 2006
copper
52 x 260 x 9cm
Private Collection
10TH ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART 2008
Handle with Care
1 March - 4 May 2008

Curated by Felicity Fenner

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan
Dadang Christanto
Lorraine Connelly-Northey
James Darling & Lesley Forwood
Janet Laurence
Anthony Mannix
Tom Muller
Dorothy Napangardi
Bronwyn Oliver
Kate Rohde
Kylie Stillman
Hossein Valamanesh
Suzann Victor
Guan Wei
Ken Yonetani

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.
 

Tags: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Isabel, Janet Laurence, Bronwyn Oliver, Hossein Valamanesh