Full catalogue of the 17th Biennale of Sydney.

'THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age presents more than 440 works by 166 artists and collaborators from 36 countries – including new works by 67 artists created especially for Sydney. Exhibiting works in seven venues by established and emerging artists from all over the world offers visitors an experience that challenges preconceived notions about the art of today. In this edition, more Australian artists than ever before exhibit alongside their international peers.' - from the catalogue

'This exhibition looks at a world undergoing fundamental change. Ever since the late 1700s, the power of the West has dominated the culture of this planet but it is now being seriously contested. Although we are not yet sure what will come in its place, with the distance of hindsight we are better able to understand the dark as well as the good sides of the European Enlightenment.' - David Elliott, Artistic Director of the 17th Biennale of Sydney

Note: Only participating artists of Asian descent are listed below.
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The Beauty of Distance - Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age

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The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in A Precarious Age - David ELLIOTT
Big Things Went Before - Bob DYLAN
Marvel and the Jurrassic (Towards a Natural History of Wonder) - Lawrence WESCHLER
[Harry Smith] The Anatomy of a Collector
Harry Smith: An Alchemical Ethnographer - Rani SINGH
Dawned Souls and Turning Wheels: History and Song - Cockatoo Island - Warren FAHEY
[Jean Le Rond D'Alembert(1751)] A Detailed System of Human Knowledge
[Jeremy Bentham (1791)] Panopticon: or The Inspection House
Bentham's Panopticon - Michel FOUCAULT
Interview with Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, DPRK - David ELLIOTT
The Ship of Fools - Dougal PHILLIPS
Closing the Distance, Maintaining the Difference: The Art of the Larrakitj - Howard MORPHY
A New World - Jimmy DURHAM
Land, Language, Identity: Aboriginal Canadian Realities - Gerald MCMASTER
Viewing Tradition: Exploring a Maori Aesthetic - Ngahiraka MASON
Desert Aesthetics: The Way of the Water - Bruce W. FERGUSON
Fragments from 'Towards a Socio-Psychologistical Theory of Fatiscism' - Suhail MALIK
Raven the Trickster and the Sacred Clown - Skeena REECE
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17th Biennale of Sydney: The Beauty of Distance