'The Biennale of Sydney 2002 continues this outstanding tradition with a special international selection panel invited by the Board to bring their vision and expertise to bear on the challenging task of choosing the artists...they have shaped an exhibition specifically intended to mark the end of an era by concentrating on fewer artists whose work and ideas have stood the test of time. The result is a remarkable range of artists distinguished by their radical thinking and their innovative practice. Spanning a number of decades, the exhibition aims to demonstrate the continuity of work and ideas at the end of the century.' - from foreword by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, Chairman of the 12th Biennale of Sydney. This catalogue also includes artists' statements.
Participating are the following non-Asian artists: Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Gordon Bennett, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Destiny Deacon, Stan Douglas, Marlene Dumas, Rosalie Gascoigne, Andreas Gursky, Fiona Hall, Bill Hammond, Gwyn Hanssen Pigot, Bill Henson, Gary Hill, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Seydou Keita, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Martin Kippenberger, John Mawurndjul, Maningrida Artists, Paul McCarthy, Boris Mikhailov, Tacey Moffatt, Juan Munoz, Bruce Nauman, Chris Ofili, Mike Parr, Lisa Reihana & The Pacific Sisters, Gerhard Richter, Ginger Riley, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Luc Tuymans, Ken Unsworth, Adriana Varejao, Jeff Wall, Gillian Wearing, Franz West.
photography,  perennial exhibition,  drawing,  ceramic art,  performance art,  video art,  sculpture,  film,  installation,  acrylic painting,  oil painting,  conceptualism,  group exhibition
Thoughts on the Year 2000: Reflections of a Time Traveller
- Harald SZEEMANN