Adelaide International: Apart, we are together

Adelaide Festival

February-March 2010

http://www.adelaidefestival.com.au

Artists:
Rossella Biscotti (Italy), Tara Donovan (USA), Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani (Germany), Julian Hooper (NZ), Iman Issa (Egypt), Donghee Koo (Korea), Li Mu (China), Lucy + Jorge Orta (United Kingdom and France), RAeda Saadeh (Palestine), Praneet Soi (India), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).

Rossella Biscotti The sun shines in Kiev, 2006, installation, courtesy the artist

Rossella Biscotti The sun shines in Kiev, 2006,
installation, courtesy the artist Australian Experimental Art Foundation

Tara Donovan Untitled (Styrofoam cups), 2003/2010, courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York
Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Tara Donovan Untitled (Styrofoam cups), 2003/2010,
courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Spelling dystopia, 2008-09, HD, 2 channel video

Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Spelling dystopia, 2008-09,
HD, 2 channel video, courtesy the artists and Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig and Berlin Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Julian Hooper, Shimmering streets, 2009-2010

Julian Hooper, Shimmering streets, 2009-2010,
mixed media works on paper, courtesy Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Gallery9, Sydney. Flinders University City

Iman Issa Making places 2007

Iman Issa Making places,2007
Series of 10 c-prints Courtesy the artist Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Donghee Koo Static electricity of cat’s cradle, 2007

Donghee Koo Static electricity of cat’s cradle, 2007,
HD video Courtesy the artist Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Li Mu
Blued books, 2008-2009

Li Mu Blued books, 2008-2009,
photographs, videos, LCD screens, tables, notebooks, courtesy the artist Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Lucy + Jorge Orta The Gift 2010 and Nexus Architecture – Harness 2007/2010

Lucy + Jorge OrtaThe Gift 2010 and Nexus Architecture – Harness 2007/2010
Mixed media Courtesy the artists Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design

Raeda Saadeh

Raeda Saadeh Untitled 2010
Performance Courtesy the artist

Praneet Soi Cut-out, 2009

Praneet Soi Cut-out, 2009
Wall paintings Courtesy the artist Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia

Apitchatpong Weerasethakul Morakot (Emerald) 2007

Apitchatpong Weerasethakul Morakot (Emerald) 2007
Video projection with lamp, Courtesy the artist and SCAI Tokyo Funded in part by The James Thompson Foundation Bangkok; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Bangkok Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

In 2010 the Festival theme was the heart. The heart can take us in many directions: memory, secrets, longing, and emotional thresholds. It is with the heart that we forge an aesthetics of courage and sustenance. What does it take to survive? What forms of resistance and resilience are at work? How do we convey a beating force? The artists in this exhibition express an impulse to connect - with a person, a location, or a state of being. Their gestures come from a place of compassion, but are not sentimental. At times, the more closely one looks at a place, the more distantly it looks back. Art provides a means to create and sustain a bond with these ungraspable horizons.

The 2010 Adelaide Festival launched the inaugural Adelaide International 2010, an exhibition of 11 international artists and collaborations located at five contemporary arts organisations in Adelaide

Developed in collaboration with the participating galleries, the Adelaide International 2010 consolidated the Festival's long history of engagement with contemporary art from around the world. The exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Venues:

ANNE & GORDON SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART
CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY CITY GALLERY
JAMFACTORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN