12TH ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART 2012
02 Mar - 29 Apr 2012
2 March - 29 April 2012
Curated by Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor
Robert Cook vs Max Pam
Pat Foster & Jen Berean
The Art Gallery of South Australia presents Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. This exhibition is the only major biennial dedicated solely to presenting contemporary Australian art and is a flagship exhibition of the Adelaide Festival.
Parallel Collisions explores the ways in which ideas form, converge and re-form through time. The 21 artists in the exhibition employ the resources of the past - imagery, materials, processes or research from literature, cinema and art history - to reimagine the past in the present or even visualise the future.
Parallel Collisions is both the title and the conceptual framework of the exhibition. This term may at first seem a contradiction. Parallel lines, after all, cannot meet when considered in purely spatial terms however, with the added dimension of time, collision becomes possible. Presented across two physical platforms – the Elder Wing of Australian Art and the temporary exhibitions galleries – the biennial brings the past into dialogue with the present.