The Vernissage weekend of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial welcomes you to a 'Wunderkammer' of perspectives on material and magical thinking, as artists and thinkers examine the juxtapositions that make the world itself a magic object.
Featuring artists exhibiting across the Biennial, Tandanya, the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and SASA Gallery at the University of South Australia, join us for free artist talks, panels and performances.
Before the museum or gallery as we know it existed, the Wunderkammer reigned. This cabinet or room contained collections of yet-to-be classified works of art, antiquities, and natural and geological objects, creating encyclopaedic and often confounding microcosms of the unfolding world. In a contemporary world saturated by the new, the known and the visible, the Wunderkammer holds a special fascination, suggesting a place of discovery and magic where past and present can coexist.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts
Image: Tarryn Gill, Guardian, 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Kim Tran
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