Related links: Biennale Boycott

Posted on 03 March 2014 in News

In early February, an open letter was published calling for a boycott of the 19th Biennale of Sydney because of sponsorship received from Transfield. Below are links to some of the related articles/announcements that have been published since.

On Friday, 7 March, the Biennale’s Chairman, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis announced his decision to resign from the Board of the Biennale of Sydney. 

UPDATE 14 March

Links below have been updated.

Related links:

(Most recent articles/announcements listed first)

14-Mar-14: Sydney Morning Herald
Biennale Board denies Brandis blackball claim over Belgiorno-Nettis

13-Mar-14: Sydney Morning Herald
Letter to the Editor, from Luca Belgiorno-Nettis

8-Mar-14: Daily Review (Crikey)
Imagine what you desire – was it really this?

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis’ statement regarding his resignation

7-Mar-14: Biennale of Sydney
Media Release: Resignation of Chairman, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, from the Board of the Biennale of Sydney

7-Mar-14: The Guardian
Sydney Biennale chairman quits over company’s links to detention centres

28-Feb-14: The Saturday Paper
Biennale of Sydney patron Luca Belgiorno-Nettis under fire

25-Feb-14: BLOUIN ArtInfo
5 Artists Withdraw from Sydney Biennale in Protest

24-Feb-14: ABC Radio National
Art and corporate sponsorship

22-Feb-14: Biennale of Sydney Board
Biennale Board Response to Working Group

21-Feb-14: ABC News
Sydney Biennale stands by sponsor Transfield Services despite artists’ protests

20-Feb-14: Daily Review (Crikey)
Sydney Biennale: Artists Divide over Dirty Money

20-Feb-14: Frieze
On the Boycott of the 2014 Biennale of Sydney

6-Feb-14: Artshub
Sydney Biennale faces Transfield boycott threat

19-Feb-14: 19BOS Working Group
Open letter to the Board of the Biennale of Sydney

19-Feb-14: Sydney Morning Herald
Artists threaten to dump Biennale over Transfield sponsorship
The ethical minefield of arts sponsorship

19-Feb-14: The Daily Telegraph
Artists demand Biennale of Sydney severs ties with company linked to asylum seeker detention centres

17-Feb-14: Daily Review (Crikey)
Why spectacular need not be dumb

12-Feb-14: The Guardian
Sydney Biennale and a question of corporate sponsorship

6-Feb-14: Artshub
Sydney Biennale faces Transfield boycott threat