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Magic Object: 2016 Adelaide Biennial

Magic Object: 2016 Adelaide Biennial

Art Gallery of South Australia | Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art | JamFactory | Carrick Hill | The Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden
Curated by Lisa Slade

Until 15 May 2016
 

Drawing inspiration from the ‘Wunderkammer’, those rooms or cabinets of wonder dedicated to the display of magical objects, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art champions the contemporary artist as conjuror.

With attendant meanings and manifestations, including contemporary artists’ interests in the talismanic, in cultural rituals and material riddles, this exhibition offers the ‘Wunderkammer’ as a tool with which to both view the world and critique it.

 
COVER: Tarryn Gill, Guardian figure 2015, mixed media (including foam, faux fur, LED lights), 46 x 40 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist. 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, Hawke Building, City West campus, 55 North Terrace Adelaide (SA), until 15 May 2016

 
APRIL 2016 COVER: Tarryn Gill, Guardian figure 2015, mixed media (including foam, faux fur, LED lights), 46 x 40 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist. 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, Hawke Building, City West campus, 55 North Terrace Adelaide (SA), until 15 May 2016
 

Installation view featuring Kate Rohde, Ornament Crimes, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Installation view featuring Kate Rohde, ‘Ornament Crimes’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.


 
Installation view featuring Tom Moore, 'Bureau of Comical Ecologies', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Installation view featuring Tom Moore, ‘Bureau of Comical Ecologies’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.


 
Installation view featuring works by Hiromi Tango, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Installation view featuring works by Hiromi Tango, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.


 
Installation view featuring Garry Stewart and Thomas Pachoud, Proximity Interactive, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide.

Installation view featuring Garry Stewart and Thomas Pachoud, ‘Proximity Interactive’, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide.


 
Installation view featuring Heather B Swann, Banksia Men, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Installation view featuring Heather B Swann, ‘Banksia Men’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.


 

The 2016 Adelaide Biennial is an Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition presented in partnership with the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, and in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

adelaidebiennial.com.au
 
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