Museum of Contemporary Art - Biennale of Sydney

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Biennale MCA 1 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Céline Condorelli – 'Structure for Communicating with Wind'

Biennale MCA 2 (Photograph: Ben Symons)
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Photograph: Ben Symons

Noa Eshkol – 'The Creation'

Biennale MCA 3 (Photograph: Ben Symons)
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Photograph: Ben Symons

Helen Marten – 'Parrot Problems'

BIennale MCA 4 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Nina Beier – 'Allegory of Peace and Happiness of the State'

Biennale MCA 5 (Photograph: Ben Symons)
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Photograph: Ben Symons

Installation view of works by Daniel Boyd.

Biennale MCA 6 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Daniel Boyd – 'Untitled'

Biennale MCA 7 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Artist Daniel Boyd.

Biennale MCA 8 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud
Biennale MCA 9 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Adam Linder – ‘Some Proximity’ (performance feat Adam Linder)

 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Adam Linder – ‘Some Proximity’ (performance)

 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Adam Linder – ‘Some Proximity’ (performance)

 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Adam Linder – ‘Some Proximity’ (performance)

Welcome to the Embassy of Translation

This outpost of the Biennale of Sydney is dedicated to artworks that translate historical materials into a 21st century language, and through that act reveal key aspects of those materials.

Among the highlights are British artist Helen Marten’s humorous sculptural exercises in word play; six new paintings inspired by pioneering Indigenous activist Pemulwuy from Kudjila/Gangalu artist Daniel Boyd, whose practice interrogates European perspectives of Australia’s history; and the video work ‘Parade’, in which Berlin-based Australian dancer-choreographer Adam Linder and artist Shahryar Nashat recreate Jean Cocteau’s 1917 ‘Cubist’ ballet of the same name (generally considered the first ‘experimental ballet’).

Read our Biennale of Sydney guide to find out what and who is where.

By: Dee Jefferson

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