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Guided Tour of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney



Guided Tour of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney

The Italian Cultural Institute is excited to collaborate with Biennale of Sydney and organize a private guided tour of the artworksbiennale 2 at the Cutaway at Barangaroo on Tue 7 June from 10.00am-12.00pm.
The tour will be hosted by none other than José Roca, the Artistic Director of this year’s 23rd Biennale of Sydney.

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk with us around this stunning venue, which is home to artworks by 25 artists including the only Italian artist featured this year, Francesco Martone, in partnership with Ecuadorian artist Rosa Jijon, for their project #ArtsFortheCommons.

The event includes Italian-style morning tea followed by the guided tour.

The Biennale of Sydney is one of the leading international contemporary art events. Established in 1973, it is the third oldest biennial in the world after Venice and São Paulo and the largest exhibition of its kind in Australia. The Biennale of Sydney has commissioned and presented exceptional works of art by more than 1,900 national and international artists from more than 100 countries.

This year marks the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus (meaning ‘stream’ in Latin), and features over 330 artworks by 89 participants and 400 events that respond to water ecology and relationships with the natural world. Rivers, wetlands and other salt and freshwater ecosystems are featured as dynamic living systems with varying degrees of political agency.

José Roca is the Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney along with a team of curators – the Curatorium – who represent the Biennale of Sydney’s core exhibition partners including: Paschal Daantos Berry, Head of Learning and Participation, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Anna Davis, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; Hannah Donnelly, Producer, First Nations Programs, Information + Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) and Talia Linz, Curator, Artspace.

biennale jos roca by alejandra quintero sinisterra 9 900x600José Roca is the Artistic Director of the non-for-profit contemporary art space FLORA ars+natura in his home city of Bogotá. He was the Curator of Latin American Art for the Tate Gallery, London (2012-2015) and for a decade managed the arts program at the Museo del Banco de la República (MAMU) in Bogotá, establishing it as one of the most respected institutions in Latin America. He was the chief curator of the 8th Bienal do Mercosul (2011) in Porto Alegre, Brazil and co-curator of the I Poly/graphic Triennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004), the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006) and the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007). He was the Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennial celebrating print in contemporary art, and served on the awards jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (2007).
Roca’s work is heavily influenced by the relationship between art and nature and the 23rd Biennale of Sydney has indeed a strong focus on sustainability and collaboration.

Entrance with fee: $5.00 members / $10.00 non-members

(IIC members and students will receive the discount code in a separate email)

Limited seats - booking essential HERE


Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Time: From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Organized by : Isituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Biennale di Sydney

Entrance : With fee


Cutaway - Barangaroo


Istituto Italiano di Cultura