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Posted on 09 April 2014 in News
19th Biennale of Sydney banner at Parramatta Wharf, Cockatoo Island. Photograph: James Horan/Destination NSW

The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire opened on 21 March under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg at five venues across Sydney, all of which are free to the public. The venues this year include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The 19th Biennale’s Opening Weeks were filled with free events and provided special opportunities to witness artist performances and key forums and lectures.

Recap: Opening week program Highlights

  • The Keynote Address at City Recital Hall was delivered on Friday, 21 March by acclaimed participating artist Douglas Gordon, whose work Phantom, 2011 is being presented for the first time in Australia at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Most recently, the Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Saturday, 5 April. Presented by Juliana Engberg, the lecture explored the libidinous, amorous and compulsive aspects of the art act.

Want to experience more of the 19th Biennale? Check out the Middle Program, from 30 April, including a special world premiere by celebrated artist, Tacita Dean, the launch of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’City of Forking Paths (2014), and the Amorous Procedure Forum as well as a special curator lecture by Stephanie Rosenthal.

Images from the 19th Biennale Opening Week