13 Rooms Living Sculpture – Sydney April 11-21

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 | Comments Off on 13 Rooms Living Sculpture – Sydney April 11-21

13 Rooms Living Sculpture

Art is coming to life in Sydney as more than 140 Australian performers become living sculptures in works by 13 of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

Starting 11 April, the 13 Rooms exhibition comprises of 13 purpose-built rooms on Sydney’s historic Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay, each containing a performative art exhibit directed by some of the most iconic names in contemporary art.

The Kaldor Public Art Project #27,  brings together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. This groundbreaking event will run for 11 days and has been curated by renowned museum directors and curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.

Originally commissioned as ‘11 Rooms’ by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and Manchester Art Gallery, this landmark exhibition will now be extended and presented at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay including new and re-imagined works, specially commissioned for this project, by some of the most celebrated artists spanning six continents. 13 Rooms in Sydney will include iconic senior artists Marina Abramović, John Baldessari and Joan Jonas along with major figures in contemporary international art today: Damien Hirst; Tino Sehgal; artist duo Allora and Calzadilla; Simon Fujiwara; Xavier Le Roy; Laura Lima; Roman Ondák; Santiago Sierra; and Xu Zhen.

In addition to the 12 international artists selected to participate in the project, Australian artist duo Clark Beaumont will be invited by the curators to present work in a new thirteenth room.

13 Rooms – Kaldor Public Art Project

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