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.

To explore the questions raised in greater detail, the Biennale of Sydney has developed a panel discussion and open Q&A in partnership with ABC Radio National, to be held on Thursday, 27 March as part of the Biennale’s official program. Find out more here.

On Friday, 7 March, the Biennale’s Chairman, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis announced his decision to resign from the Board of the Biennale of Sydney. The Board subsequently agreed to end its relationship with Transfield, effective immediately.

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