Parallel Collisions: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

 

PARALLEL COLLISIONS: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Curated by Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor

2 MARCH TO 29 APRIL 2012 
Free Admission
Guided Tours, 12 noon daily 

Publication available now from Art Gallery Shop


The Art Gallery of South Australia presents  Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. This exhibition is the only major biennial dedicated solely to presenting contemporary Australian art and is a flagship exhibition of the Adelaide Festival. 

Parallel Collisions explores the ways in which ideas form, converge and re-form through time. The 21 artists in the exhibition employ the resources of the past - imagery, materials, processes or research from literature, cinema and art history - to reimagine the past in the present or even visualise the future. 

Parallel Collisions is both the title and the conceptual framework of the exhibition. This term may at first seem a contradiction. Parallel lines, after all, cannot meet when considered in purely spatial terms however, with the added dimension of time, collision becomes possible. Presented across two physical platforms – the Elder Wing of Australian Art and the temporary exhibitions galleries – the biennial brings the past into dialogue with the present.


ARTISTS

Richard Bell
Stephen Bram
Pat Brassington
Philip Brophy
Robert Cook vs Max Pam
Timothy Cook
Daniel Crooks
Nicholas Folland
Pat Foster & Jen Berean
Marco Fusinato
Shaun Gladwell

Susan Jacobs
Jonathan Jones
Yvonne Koolmatrie
Rosemary Laing
Rob McLeish
Tom Nicholson
Philip Samartzis
Tim Silver
Ricky Swallow
Michelle Ussher

    
PUBLIC PROGRAM   
The Biennial's opening weekend public program features artist talks, performance and activities, initiated in the Gallery's Vestibule and continuing through both the temporary galleries and the Elder Wing of Australian Art.  View the full program.

ADELAIDE BIENNIAL PUBLICATION 
Designed by Fabio Ongarato Design, full colour, 356-page publication

With contributions by Philip Brophy, Justin Clemens, Johanna Featherstone, Anthony Gardner, Lily Hibberd, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Mami Kataoka, Raimundas Malasaukas, Adrian Martin, Jennifer McMahon, Christos Tsiolkas, Art Gallery of South Australia collection curators and biennial curators Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor.

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Hardback with 5 unique slipcases available

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Presented by The Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival

 
AGSA _ Festival

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Art Gallery of South Australia acknowledges exhibition partner The Balnaves Foundation.


   Biennial Major Sponsors Tile


The 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has been supported by Minifie van Schaik Architects and Fabio Ongarato Design.

Exhibition design:

Minifie van Schaik Architects


Special thanks to:

AdlBeaches WebSml 

 

 

[1] SILVER/BRAM 
detail: STEPHEN BRAM
ground floor south gallery, 2008, detail
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
Photo courtesy Ross Bird
Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: TIM SILVER
detail, Untitled (bust), 2011, detail
Pine Timbermate woodfiller
Courtesy of the Artist and Breenspace, Sydney
 
 
[2] GLADWELL/FUSINATO 
detail: SHAUN GLADWELL
Pataphysical Man, 2005, video still, detail
Performer: Daniel Esteve Pomares
Videography: Gotaro Uematsu
Courtesy the Artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: MARCO FUSINATO
Mass Black Implosion (Free music No 1, Percy Grainger), 2009, detail
ink on archival facsimile of score
23 x 32 cm
Courtesy of the Artist & Private collection
 
 
[3] LAING/GLOVER 
detail: ROSEMARY LAING
Groundspeed (Rose Petal) # 17, 2001, detail
C Type photograph
110 x 185 cm
Courtesy of the Artist & Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
 
detail: JOHN GLOVER
A View of the artist's house and garden, in Mills Plains, Van Diemen's Land
1835
oil on canvas
76.4 x 114.4 cm
Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1951
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  
 
[4] PAM/F&B 
detail: MAX PAM
Yemen, 1993, detail
silver Gel Print
40 x 50 cm
 
detail: FOSTER & BEREAN
The Doing and Undoing of it All, 2009, detail
steel, glass, enamel 
Photo Credit: Christian Cappurro
Courtesy of the Artists and Murray White Room, Melbourne
 
 

[5] GLADWELL/ROBERTS
 
detail: SHAUN GLADWELL
Double Linework, 2001, video still, detail
Courtesy the Artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: TOM ROBERTS
A break away!
1891
oil on canvas
137.3 x 167.8 cm
Elder Bequest Fund 1899
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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