The exhibition is like a sculpture gallery where all the sculptures go home at night Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-curator
Kaldor Public Art Project #27, entitled 13 Rooms, brings together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. This groundbreaking event will run for 11 days and has been curated by renowned museum directors and curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.
Originally commissioned as ‘11 Rooms’ by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and Manchester Art Gallery, this landmark exhibition will now be extended and presented at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay including new and re-imagined works, specially commissioned for this project, by some of the most celebrated artists spanning six continents.
13 Rooms in Sydney will include iconic senior artists Marina Abramović, John Baldessari and Joan Jonas along with major figures in contemporary international art today: Damien Hirst; Tino Sehgal; artist duo Allora and Calzadilla; Simon Fujiwara; Xavier Le Roy; Laura Lima; Roman Ondák; Santiago Sierra; and Xu Zhen. In addition to the 12 international artists selected to participate in the project, Australian artist duo Clark Beaumont will be invited by the curators to present work in a new thirteenth room.
Curated by: Klaus Biesenbach Hans Ulrich Obrist Artists: Marina Abramović Allora and Calzadilla John Baldessari Simon Fujiwara Damien Hirst Joan Jonas Xavier Le Roy Laura Lima Roman Ondák Tino Sehgal Santiago Sierra Xu Zhen Clark Beaumont
13 Rooms 11-21 April 2013 Pier 2/3, Hickson Road Walsh bay, Sydney
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.