City Dialogue Public Art interventions + the Biennale of Sydney and How The City Cares
Tues Nov 5th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
- When 5 Nov - 5 Nov 2019
Customs House - 31 Alfred Street Sydney
Public Art interventions + the Biennale of Sydney
Curator Associate Professor UNSW Art & Design, Felicity Fenner
For more than four decades the Biennale of Sydney has engaged with Sydney’s public spaces in ways that are unexpected, fun and sometimes provocative.
This archival exhibition reveals how artists from all over the world have reimagined Sydney, responding to iconic landmarks, previously hidden sites and little-known histories by offering new insights and alternative ways of experiencing our city.
How the City Cares
Curator Bec Dean
How the City Cares considers life in Sydney through artist-led projects that have sought to care about and for its people and places. It attends to the idea that a city can care for its citizens and vice versa. The exhibition presents artists’ projects from the 1970s to today in which themes of social inclusion, support for young people, rights to land and shelter and concern for urban environment, flow through and towards future possibilities and potentials.
Artists: Rebecca Conroy, Brenda L Croft, Keg de Souza, Bonita Ely, Future Method (Genevieve Murray and Joel Sherwood-Spring), Sarah Goffman, SquatSpace (Diego Bonetto, Keg de Souza, Lucas Ihlein and Mickie Quick), and posters from the Tin Sheds Poster Collection (The University of Sydney) by Jean Clarkson, Jan Fieldsend, Marie McMahon, Therese Kenyon and Toni Robertson.
In association with UNSW and The Big Anxiety festival.