Adelaide International: Apart, we are together
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).
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 .
The sun shines in Kiev, 2006,
installation, courtesy the artist Australian Experimental Art Foundation
Shimmering streets, 2009-2010,
mixed media works on paper, courtesy Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Gallery9, Sydney. Flinders University City
Making places, 2007,
Series of 10 c-prints Courtesy the artist Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
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,
Mixed media Courtesy the artists Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design
Wall paintings Courtesy the artist Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
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
Untitled (Styrofoam cups), 2003/2010,
courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York 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.
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