Biennale Of Sydney 2002
(The World May Be) Fantastic
Edited by Ewen McDonald. Essay by Richard Grayson. Introduction by Luca Belgiorno-Nettis.
Invention and imagination, the fake, the fictive, the fantastic, and the downright offbeat: the latest edition of the Sydney Biennale features drug taking in the Andes, the Queen of Mud, Pope Alice, submarines, and flying machines. From May 15 to July 14, at various venues around Sydney's Central Business District (CBD), 57 artists from 21 countries prove that the world may just be fantastic. See Vito Acconci's architectural dreams, Jim Shaw's Thrift Shop, Glenn Brown's dramatic landscapes, Dexter Dalwood's paintings of famous interiors you've never seen, Susan Hiller's UFO witness stories, Paul Noble's fictive cities, Panamarenko's fantastic flying machines, Gilles Barbier's living room-cum-space machine, Cang Xin's buried self, Yutaka Sone's marble cities, and many more collisions between the fantastic and the real world.