Media Coverage

20th Biennale of Sydney Media Preview Day. Photograph: Leila Joy

20th Biennale of Sydney Media Preview Day. Photograph: Leila Joy

ABC TV Lateline
Sydney Biennale: Past and future collide
Air Date: 14 March 2016
Aired nationally on evening of Monday 14 March with a summary article published online with interviews with Bharti Kher, Lee Bul, Chiharu Shiota and Stephanie Rosenthal and photos of the installation of these artists works. Watch online here.

ABC TV News Breakfast
Rachel Pupazzoni
Air Date: 15 March 2016
Feature length segment on the Biennale of Sydney based on interview with Stephanie Rosenthal and Lee Mingwei about his work\ at Carriageworks during installation. Watch online here.

Channel Ten, Eyewitness News
Art extravaganza
Air Date: Tue 15 Mar 2016
Full length segment on Biennale, based on extensive filming at media preview on Cockatoo Island, including interviews with Ben Strout, Stephanie Rosenthal and Bharti Kher and featuring the works of Lee Bul, Chiharu Shiota and William Forsythe. Watch online here.

BBC News
Sydney Biennale: Bird bureaucracy strips sculpture of main attraction
Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
24 March 2016
Feature on Marco Chiandetti and his work at Mortuary Station
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Sydney Morning Herald
A fine state of contemporary art in 20th Biennale of Sydney
Michael Brand
25 March 2016
Opinion piece written by Michael Brand focusing on the history of the Biennale of Sydney and its enduring importance as a festival that activates the city and encourages engagement with contemporary art
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Wallpaper Magazine
‘Embassy of The Real': a Biennale of Sydney satellite show on Cockatoo Island
Dimity Noble
24 March 2016
Feature focusing on Cockatoo Island with image gallery and highlight on Chiharu Shiota, Lee Bul, Ming Wong, Xu Zhen and Korakrit Arunanondchai
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Wallpaper Magazine
Biennale of Sydney: ‘The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed’
Dimity Noble
24 March 2016
Overview of 20th Biennale of Sydney with focus on highlights, theme, embassies and explores the ideas presented. Taro Shinoda image.
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BLOUIN ARTINFO
Mike Parr’s Burning Climate Change Artwork in Sydney
Nicholas Forrest
22 March 2016
Video interview with Mike Parr before his performance at the opening of Carriageworks for the Biennale of Sydney.
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Ocula
‘The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed': A report on the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Tess Maunder
25 March 2016
Feature on the Biennale of Sydney exploring Stephanie Rosenthal’s vision and her theme for the biennale. Considering technology and the impact of that on the world and art as well as consideration of the idea of embassies and the relevance of this in todays world. Mella Jaarsma, Sheila Hicks, Richard Bell, Keg de Souza and Daniel Boyd images.
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The Australian
Sydney Biennale: British artist Marco Chiandetti’s mynah birds
Michaela Borland
16 March 2016
News story on Marco Chiandetti’s work
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Daily Telegraph
Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra inspires work by artist Richard Bell
Elizabeth Fortescue
16 March 2016
Feature on Richard Bell’s work for the Biennale of Sydney with images of the original embassy and Bell’s reincarnation.
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Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Biennale: Lee Bul’s dialogue with space
The challenge of filling a space with a strong character is explained by Korean artist Lee Bul artistic and Sydney Biennale director Stephanie Rosenthal.
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Time Out
Everything you need to know about the city-wide takeover – from who to where to what the hell!?
Comprehensive guide to the Biennale of Sydney with information on each venue and artists exhibiting there with images to accompany. Also section of Stephanie Rosenthal with interview and image.
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Time Out
Sorry you missed the best thing at the Biennale
Jason Catlett
24 March 2016
Review of Victory Over the Sun with selection of images.
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Forbes
How to Read Like the Artist Heman Chong (On a Spaceship)
Alexandra A. Seno
13 March 2016
Piece on Heman Chong and his roaming book stall – The Embassy of Stanislaw Lem for the Biennale of Sydney
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Taipei Times
Mosquito halls, translated
Han Cheung
16 March 2016
Chen Chia-hong and his documentation of ‘mosquito halls’ and the release of his book in English
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NY Arts Magazine
Feature on final artist list announcement and discussion of the works being presented with images of the works of Richard Bell, Marco Chiandetti and Germaine Kruip
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The New Zealand Herald
Sydney: City comes alive with art at its heart
3 April 2016
Travel cover story reviewing biennale
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The West Australian
Surreal Sydney
30 March 2016
Review of the Biennale of Sydney with video recorded at the venues
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Biennale of Sydney 2016: Mike Parr threatens to perform in an ‘extreme way’
14 March 2016
Feature on Mike Parr and his performance for the Biennale of Sydney at Carriageworks
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Art Guide
The 20th Biennale of Sydney
17 March 2016
Feature story with interview with Stephanie Rosenthal with discussion of the theme, her vision and the idea of embassies of thought and in-between spaces
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The Guardian
Sydney through fresh eyes: artistic director Stephanie Rosenthal on the city’s Biennale
11 March 2016
Interview with Stephanie Rosenthal discussing the previous Biennale of Sydney and the role of politics in art
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The Guardian AU
Sydney Biennale review – contemporary art meets sic-fi in wide-reaching show
19 March 2016
Review exploring contemporary art’s fascination with science fiction and how the biennale has shown this with this year’s theme
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Broadsheet Sydney
The 20th Biennale of Sydney: Broadsheet’s Guide
16 March 2016
Feature breaking the Biennale down into what to watch, see, do and learn
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Concrete Playground
20th Biennale of Sydney
8 March 2016
Feature on Biennale of Sydney with focus on venues becoming embassies and site specific commissions
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Concrete Playground
What to see at Carriageworks during the 20th Biennale of Sydney
14 March 2016
Feature on Carriageworks for the Biennale of Sydney with focus on all the interesting events taking place at the venue
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Art Agenda
“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”
4 April 2016
Review of the Biennale of Sydney with consideration on the theme and ideas surrounding embassies and immigration and protest.
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Museum
Permanent Diplomatic Mission
21 March 2016
Review and a number of artist photographic portraits at all biennale venues
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Australian Financial Review
Biennale of Sydney: Reflecting on the ‘black mirror’ generation
19 March 2016
Feature on the Biennale with interviews with Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal and artist Bharti Kher.
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ArtsHub
Biennale of Sydney: How a bird beats a boycott
16 March 2016
Review of the 20th Biennale of Sydney and the connection between the 19th and 20th Biennales of Sydney through ideas of immigration and resistance, looking at this year’s more subtle protest of immigration focusing on Marco Chiandetti’s myna bird installation.
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The Thousands
A Guide to the 20th Biennale of Sydney
30 March 2016
Guide to the Biennale of Sydney with details and highlights for Cockatoo Island, MCA, AGNSW and Carriageworks
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Ocula
A conversation with Archie Moore
1 March 2016
Interview with Archie Moore discussing his work for the 20th Biennale of Sydney and the history and idea behind it.
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Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum
Big ideas but obscure art at the 20th Biennale of Sydney
26 March 2016
Review of the Biennale of Sydney by arts critic John McDonald delving into the theme and ideas for this biennale.
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BLOUIN ARTINFO
Boychild to Headline 20th Biennale of Sydney Opening Night
21 February 2016
Feature on opening night performance
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Mashable
Evan Roth is making the art the meme stream Internet deserves
15 March 2016
Interview with Evan Roth
Feature on opening night performance
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Art Almanac
20th Biennale of Sydney: Embassy of Translation
29 February 2016
Feature on the Biennale of Sydney and it’s key venues as ‘Embassies’
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Aboriginal Art Directory
A Biennale of Ringgitj
18 March 2016
Review of the Biennale of Sydney, considering the connection of the theme and Stephanie Rosenthal’s embassies with indigenous themes and traditions.
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