Words: Erin Irwin
Next year’s Adelaide Biennial has just released a taster of the artists set to participate in its 18th Edition. Titled Inner Sanctum and curated by José Da Silva, it will focus on artists and poets that explore the many facets of the human condition.
“Inner Sanctum offers a snapshot of contemporary Australia that is reflective and hopeful”, says Da Silva, “we see works that conjure expressions of time and atmosphere, relationships between ancestral knowledge and spiritual guidance, and a slower, less transactional, more sustainable engagement with the world. We find our inner sanctum in gardens and walking tracks, memories and stories of home and family, locations of special knowledge and sacred activities, and, importantly, the working spaces of artists and the art museum environment”.
The participating artists will include Clara Adolphs, James Barth, Christopher Bassi, Seth Birchall, Kaye Brown, Jacobus Capone, George Cooley, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Lawrence English, Ruha Fifita, Teelah George, Paul Knight, Kate Llewellyn x Adelaide Chamber Singers, Jessica Loughlin, Peter Maloney, Jazz Money, Lillian O’Neil, Nik Pantazopoulos, Khaled Sabsabi, Marikit Santiago, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Tina Stefanou, Heather B. Swann and Jasmin Togo-Brisby.
The 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art will be on show at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 1 March to 2 June next year, in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival.
This article was posted 10 September 2023.
Image: Tina Stefanou, Hym(e)nals, 2022. Four-channel video projection, quadraphonic sound, documentation of performance, duration: 30 minutes; photo: Courtesy the artist and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.