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2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres edit

28 Feb 2020 - 08 Jun 2020
Next Occurrence : 28 Feb 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Free

Overview

In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and presented to close to one million visitors .

Titled Monster Theatres, the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monsters ask us to interrogate our relationships with each other, the environment and technology. They force us to question our empathy towards difference across race, gender, sexuality and spirituality'.

The term ‘monster’ comes from Latin monere, to warn, and monstrare, to show or make visible. The exhibition title hints at a double narrative which also resonates through the multiple meanings of ‘theatre’. An operating theatre is a room in which to examine, dissect as well as heal; it is also a theatre of war, a site of conflict where clashes between nations and ideologies play out all too frequently, but a theatre is also an arena – an active social space.

Price

Free

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Cafe
    Family Friendly
    Lockers
    Non Smoking
    Parents Room
    Public Toilet
    Restaurant
    Shop

  • Accessible Tourism

    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

  • Accreditation

    Museums Australia