12.00pm – 2.00pm
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Sydney Observatory, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point, 2000
Join celebrated French/Albanian artist Anri Sala for his only public talk in Sydney, as he shares insights into the conceptual and creative development of Kaldor Public Art Project 33, The Last Resort. The artist appears in conversation with Maud Page, Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anri Sala’s works of film, sculpture and installation create poetic analogies that reflect on life and culture from different frames of experience. Past works have traversed European contexts, from his hometown, Tirana, Albania, to Germany and France where he has spent much of his adult life. His films balance allegorical and symbolic subjects, presented as simple narratives that often creatively pair image with sound, and explore the choreographic potential of musical instruments and their performers.
Sala has represented France in the Venice Biennale, participated in Documenta 13, Kassel, and has presented solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris, and New Museum, New York. He was recently commissioned to create an immersive installation for the Seawall House on Teshima Island, Japan.
ABOUT KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
For over 48 years Kaldor Public Art Projects has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world.
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Kaldor Public Art Projects is proud to present Anri Sala: The Last Resort with Program Partner the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and Presenting Partner Art & About Sydney.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.