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Luciano Fabro at the 21st Biennale of Sydney



Luciano Fabro at the 21st Biennale of Sydney

The 21st Biennale of Sydney, which will take place between the 16th of March and the 11th of June in several galleries and logo biennale 2018 sitolocations in Sydney, besides a great number of artists, both local and international, will host this year some works by Luciano Fabro, well-known representative of the Arte Povera artistic movement. This movement grouped the work of around a dozen Italian artists whose most distinctly recognizable trait was their use of commonplace materials that might evoke a pre-industrial age, such as earth, rocks, clothing, paper and rope.

fabro sito 2Conceptual artist and writer Luciano Fabro (1936-2007) was dedicated to redefining the expressive potential of sculpture through the use of a broad range of materials, both traditional and non-traditional, challenging the creative possibilities of the medium. Following this methodology, Every Order is Contemporaneous of Every Other Order: Four Ways of Examining the Façade of the SS. Redentore in Venice, 1972, comprises a screen-printed line drawing in four parts. Fabro takes inspiration from Convivio (The Banquet), c. 1304, an unfinished text by Dante Alighieri in which the author explores a range of ideas regarding ethics, politics and philosophy. Within the four trattati or books, Dante provides distinct frameworks for interpreting an artwork: the literal, the allegorical, the moral and the anagogical. In alignment with Dante’s instructions, Fabro presents four possible readings of the architectural elements of the façade of the Basilica del Santissimo Redentore, also referred to as Il Redentore, a sixteenth-century Roman Catholic church located in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, Venice.

In 2018, the Biennale of Sydney celebrates its 45th anniversary, marking 21 exhibitions since 1973 that have showcased thought-provoking Australian and international art. From 16 March – 11 June, 70 artists and artist collectives from 35 countries will present their work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

The Biennale of Sydney provides a platform for art and ideas and is internationally recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative, thought-provoking art from Australia and around the world. A leading international art event, the Biennale of Sydney has showcased the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries. It has attracted over 4 million visitors since its inception in 1973 and holds an important place on both the national and international stage. The theme for this year’s Biennale is SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement.

Presentation at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous assistance from Penelope Seidler AM. 




Date: Da Friday, March 16, 2018 a Monday, June 11, 2018

Time: From 10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Organized by : Biennale of Sydney

Entrance : With fee


Art Gallery of NSW