SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement

16 Mar – 11 Jun 2018

Above: Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: silversalt photography
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

The 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, examines the world today by borrowing the concept of ‘superposition’, a quantum mechanical term that refers to an overlapping situation. Microscopic substances such as electrons are said to be dualistic in nature: they paradoxically exist in the form of waves and granular particles simultaneously. The state of superposition lies across all conceptual levels, from different climates and cultures to views of nature and cosmic orders, conceptions of Mother Earth and interpretations of land ownership, readings of human history and conditions, the history of modern and contemporary art, and the meaning of abstraction. The 21st Biennale of Sydney offers a panoramic view of how these levels come together in a state of equilibrium, while delving into the workings of individual phenomena, considering the likeness of these opposing notions through the lens of engagement. The exhibition at Artspace, Sydney will feature ewoprks by: Ai Weiwei, Michaël BorremansTiffany Chung, Tanya Goel and Geng Xue.  

The presentation of Ai Weiwei's Crystal Ball, 2017 at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous support from the Andrew Cameron Family Foundation.