The Middle Program

Posted on 11 April 2014 in News
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, City of Forking Paths, 2014, video/audio walk. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) as a City of Sydney legacy artwork as part of the City Art Collection - See more at:

The Biennale’s Middle Program will take place from 30 April – 4 May, marked by the unveiling of the inaugural City of Sydney legacy artwork, a major new commission created especially for Sydney by renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.

From 1–4 May, the Biennale of Sydney and Carriageworks will present the world premiere of a commissioned work by celebrated artist Tacita Dean. Furthering Dean’s exploration of the relationship between the aural and the visual, Event for a Stage (2014) will undoubtedly be a Biennale highlight. Four ticketed performances will be held across the performance dates, with Dean also participating in an In Conversation with Juliana Engberg on 4 May. Tickets for Event for a Stage are on sale now.

Closing the gap between the fields of art and cognition, the Art Gallery of NSW will present The Amorous Procedure on 3 May. Featuring keynote speakers Mark Kingwell, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto; and Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London, the forum examines the phenomenology of imagination, cognition and neural activity. On 4 May, Chief Curator at London’s Hayward Gallery, Stephanie Rosenthal, will present a lecture examining the production and presentation of performance in public institutions.