Bridging Hope Charity Foundation’s support of the Biennale – Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art event – is the first major arts sponsorship for the Foundation.
Bridging Hope Charity Foundation’s Founder, Tina Tian said: “I am delighted to support Australia’s longest running and most respected contemporary art event. The Biennale of Sydney embodies my passion for artistic excellence. As a Major Foundation supporting the Biennale, which includes the presentation of the 21st Biennale of Sydney in 2018, I believe that we will enable the community to experience a truly vibrant multicultural event in one of the most spectacular cities in the world. That, in turn, leads to a vibrant, healthy society.”
Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018, the 21st Biennale of Sydney will be presented free of charge over 12 weeks (16 March – 11 June 2018) at multiple locations throughout Sydney. It will feature major new commissions and recent work by contemporary artists from Australia and around the world.
Mami Kataoka, the first curator from Asia to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Biennale announced recently that the 21st edition in 2018 will be titled, ‘SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement’. She has also revealed the names of 37 artists from an anticipated list of 70 artists to be included in the 21st Biennale.
Biennale of Sydney Director and CEO, Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker said: “The 21st Biennale of Sydney ‘SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement’ promises to be a significant experience for observing the world and encouraging us to consider how all things in this world interact with each other in a state of equilibrium and engagement. We are grateful for the support of Bridging Hope Charity Foundation and acknowledge that our shared value of enriching the community through creativity is perfectly aligned with the 2018 exhibition.”
Artist: Jun Yang
Artwork: Things we have in common, 2010
lanterns, beer tables and benches Installation view (2010) at St. Reinold’s Church, Dortmund for the European Cultural Capital Ruhr Courtesy the artist; Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou; and ShugoArts, Tokyo
Photograph: Jun Yang