feeling

take:

the artist also possesses the power of destruction / mould at the slightest touch / the cycle / against new

give:

raw material aka before even knowing there was something to work with / everything too many times /

take:

ambiguous figures or half-remembered dreams / there was nothing before I arrived / so can cope leaving empty handed / yet

give:

just merge bodies / truly outside myself / it is in love / a way to go beyond form / parts will meet each other once again

Geng Xue, The Poetry of Michelangelo
Geng Xue, The Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015. Video, black-and-white 19 mins. White Rabbit Collection, Sydney. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist.
Geng Xue The Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015
Geng Xue, The Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015. Video, black-and-white 19 mins. White Rabbit Collection, Sydney. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist.
Geng Xue, The Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015
Geng Xue, The Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015. Video, black-and-white 19 mins. White Rabbit Collection, Sydney. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist.
Michaël Borremans Central Park
Michaël Borremans Central Park, undated wood, fimo and paint 30.8 x 23.8 x 10 cm Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: Zan Wimberley Courtesy the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Michaël Borremans Space Vessel I, 2017
Michaël Borremans Space Vessel I, 2017, bronze and paint 9.2 x 9.04 x 11.3 cm. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Artspace. Photograph: silversalt photography Courtesy the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

 

Susie Anderson

Susie is a writer based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place, people and culture, themes she explores through poetry and non-fiction. ‘feeling: 21st Biennale of Sydney’ continues her four-part series of responses to ‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’.

 

‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’, the 21st Biennale of Sydney presents at seven Sydney museums, galleries and non-traditional exhibition spaces: Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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