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Visual visionaries: Artist Week line-up


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Themes ranging from the visionary and the psychedelic to the digital horizon and the marginalised will be explored during the 2014 Adelaide Festival’s Artists Week, which released its program today.

Highlights of the week, which runs from February 28 until March 2, include a day of panel discussions and presentations co-convened by Danish art historian and Artists Week co-curator Lars Bang Larsen which will explore exchanges between art, science and counter-culture to “invoke the spirit of a radical Enlightenment”.

In other sessions, Tectonics Adelaide curator Ilan Volkov will join a discussion about the relationship between sound/music and contemporary visual art, US artist Erik Davis will deliver a keynote address about the rise of animism, and Sydney photographer William Yang will give a presentation based on his work documenting Sydney’s artistic set in the ’70s and early ’90s.

Other subjects will include Space is the Place, Imagining an Underground and Another Sort of Real, with the list of more than 20 presenters including Australians Glenn Barkley, Troy-Anthony Baylis and Lynette Wallworth, and the UK’s Susan Hiller, Benedict Drew and Richard Grayson (Artists Week co-curator).

The Festival’s full visual arts program will feature work from more than 40 artists and collectives, and takes in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart at the Art Gallery of SA, the Adelaide International exhibition Worlds In Collision, and a multi-media showcase of contemporary Indigenous art titled Four Rooms at the Tandanya gallery.

The full visual arts and Artists Week program is online.


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