Exhibition • Upcoming

24th Biennale of Sydney
Ten Thousand Suns

9 Mar – 10 Jun 2024

Above: Eric-Paul Riege. Installation View, The Armory Show, New York, 2023. Woven fibres, dimensions variable. Photo: Adam Reich. Courtesy the artist, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, and STARS, Los Angeles
Location
Artspace
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia
Opening
24th Biennale of Sydney Artists’ Party
Thursday 7 March, 6–10pm

Ten Thousand Suns conveys divergent images. The singular life-giving body that is the sun, like the world it shines light upon, has otherwise been known under thousands of different words in as many languages. Each name carries with it a different cultural viewpoint, many of which do not rely on a vision of a single sun. The image of many suns evokes projections of a scorching world, both in several cosmological visions and in our moment of climate emergency and of a world ablaze. Yet Ten Thousand Suns also conveys the joy of cultural multiplicities affirmed, First Nations understandings of the cosmos brought to the fore, and carnivals as forms of resistance rallying against colonial oppression and dehumanisation. The 24th Biennale of Sydney works within these different layers, acknowledging the deep crises derived from colonial and capitalist exploitation while refusing to concede to an apocalyptic vision of the future. This politics of doom can be seen as attempts by the same forces to render impossible the overcoming of the multiple crises that they themselves have produced. The 24th Biennale of Sydney proposes instead the radiance and warmth of ten thousand suns, illuminating a collective future that is not only possible, but necessary to be lived in irrepressible joy and plenitude, in common humanity.  

Exhibiting artists at Artspace include: Doreen Chapman, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Li Jiun-Yang, r e a, Eric-Paul Riege, Sana Shahmuradova Tanska and Trevor Yeung. 

Artistic Directors: Cosmin Costinaș and Inti Guerrero

Artspace is one of several venues. Read the Media release

Book now for the 24th Biennale of Sydney Artists’ Party

Public Program

The 24th Biennale of Sydney, Ten Thousand Suns, presents a major international contemporary art event.