PARALLEL COLLISIONS: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Curated by Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor
2 MARCH TO 29 APRIL 2012
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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.
The Biennial's opening weekend public program features artist talks, performance and activities, initiated in the Gallery's Vestibule and continuing through both the temporary galleries and the Elder Wing of Australian Art. View the full program.
ADELAIDE BIENNIAL PUBLICATION
Designed by Fabio Ongarato Design, full colour, 356-page publication
With contributions by Philip Brophy, Justin Clemens, Johanna Featherstone, Anthony Gardner, Lily Hibberd, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Mami Kataoka, Raimundas Malasaukas, Adrian Martin, Jennifer McMahon, Christos Tsiolkas, Art Gallery of South Australia collection curators and biennial curators Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor.
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Presented by The Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival
The 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has been supported by Minifie van Schaik Architects and Fabio Ongarato Design.
Minifie van Schaik Architects
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