seeing

soft:

the moment where art happens / selfie echoes through the wall / kids cut circles round the hard fact of it / emerge from behind the monolith ‘are you scared? are you afraid of art?’

hard:

looking for things you would have liked / take a picture of where I am without you / what is most true is that you is no specific person but the way I am yoked to the world

soft:

the moment where art is alive / two men and two young boys talk with the gallery host about home in India / she has a machine but grandma still washes clothes in the street

hard:

that’s it, what I am afraid of / to centre someone else’s story / I barely see what is there, just trying to complete the picture of me

 

Sosa Joseph
Image: Sosa Joseph Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: silversalt photography Courtesy the artist and Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
seeing Biennale Jacob Kirkegaard, 'Through the Wall
Image: Jacob Kirkegaard, ‘Through the Wall’, 2013 installation, 26-minute composition from field recordings, looped. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist and Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen.

 

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. ‘seeing: 21st Biennale of Sydney’ initiates a 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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