The 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project with French choreographer Xavier Le Roy was presented to the public in November 2015, at Carriageworks, and comprised of two distinct elements. Le Roy developed a brand new exhibition Temporary Title, 2015, with collaborator Scarlet Yu, and 18 Australian performers, presented in Track 8, 5-19 November. Self Unfinished, Le Roy’s seminal solo work from 1998 was performed in Bay 17 on then 17, 18 & 19 November, offering complementary perspectives of his renowned practice.
In Residence represented the latest development in Marina Abramović’s forty-year career, an innovative new experience at the forefront of international art. Over decades of presenting iconic works that explore the physical and mental limits of her own body, the artist refined a series of actions to prepare herself for creative and durational work. She first shared these actions with other artists and performers – through workshops and residencies – and in recent works has opened this process to the public. Drawing from these exercises , In Residence was a new project for Sydney, in which Abramović was present onsite each day, working directly with the public.
For Xavier Le Roy's Temporary Title, 2015, performers and visitors contributed reflections to our blog throughout the rehearsal and exhibition period, to expand the dialogue surrounding the work. Visit our blog to explore the development and presentation of this beautiful performance work.
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For over 40 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.
John Kaldor AM is a dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art. He has been collecting and commissioning art since the late 1950s and since 1969 has shared his love of art with the Australian public through his series of art projects.