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13th Biennale of Sydney: (The World May Be) Fantastic

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

15 May 2002 to 14 Jul 2002

Artists:

Kim Adams, Eleanor Antin, Vasco Araujo, Gilles Barbier, Blast Theory, Janet Cardiff & George Bures-Miller, Simryn Gill, David Haines, Peter Hill, Susan Hiller, Joyce Hinterding, Emma Kay, Aleksandra Mir, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Olaf Nicolai, Paul Noble, Simon Patterson, Joao Penalva, Matthew Ritchie, Luke Roberts/Pope Alice, Jim Shaw, Do-Ho Suh, Suzanne Treister, Jeffrey Vallance, Harry Wedge, Cang Xin

Curator:

Richard Grayson

about the exhibition

The 13th Biennale of Sydney: (The World May Be) Fantastic, presented work by more than 50 artists who worked across the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video and digital technologies. Works by 27 international and Australian artists were presented at the MCA across all levels of the gallery.

This Biennale took the fertile world of the imagination as its starting point. Focusing on artists who used fictions, fakes, invented methodologies, hypotheses, subjective belief systems, and experiments as a basis for their work. These approaches celebrated the potential of the creative act to generate alternative worlds, or to offer alternative readings of our world. They suggested that our everyday belief systems may also be changeable, constructed, hallucinatory and slippery.

Artists in this Biennale were selected by Artistic Director Richard Grayson – a practising artist – with input from an advisory panel. The panel comprised of London-based artist Susan Hiller, American writer and curator Ralph Rugoff, and Hungarian artist Janos Sugar.

Other venues included the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Object Galleries & City Exhibition Space at Customs House and public works throughout the City of Sydney.