Catalogue of the 7th Biennale of Sydney. Nick Waterlow, Commissioner of the Biennale writes, 'The 1988 Australian Biennale will present a view of art today expanded by the inclusion of key Australian, European and American precursors. It will, wherever possible, present works in the light of an Austratlian context, appropriate in the year of the bicentenary, and in relation to this context overseas work will come from the major arenas of creative inter-communication since settlement, namely Britain, New Zealand, Europe, North America and Japan[...] This exhibition will make it possible for viewers to form a first-hand and more complete picture of the art of Australia as it has emerged since about 1940. My intention is not to provide a total picture, but rather to concentrate on particular strengths, on certain neglected areas of work that originate a perception forged here.' Images of works are accompanied by individual texts. Selected bibliographies are provided.
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7th Biennale of Sydney

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Onsite

Location code EX.AUS.BSY.1988
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1988

ISBN / ISSN

0642530947

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1

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catalogue

Chapter headings
A View of World Art c. 1940-1988

- Nick WATERLOW

Antipodean Antecedents: An Accent on the Present

- Frances LINDSAY

The Biennale: How Australian Art Escaped Provincial Internationalism and Joined the World in Its Own Right

- Daniel THOMAS

Modernism – An Unfinished Project

- Jürgen HABERMAS

The Rope, The Clock and the Gift

- Terence MALOON

The Re-appropriation of Influence

- Ian BURN

Idols and Icons

- Diane WALDMAN

On the Dangers of Traveling

- Bernard BLISTENE

Australian Biennale 1988: From the Southern Cross: A View of World Art c. 1940-1988
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Australian Biennale 1988: From the Southern Cross: A View of World Art c. 1940-1988