Saturday, September 3, 2011

Palimpsest #8: Collaborators and Saboteurs

Ken + Julia Yonetani_Still Life: The Food Bowl_2011

From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th of September, Mildura Palimpsest offers a spectacular weekend of art, talk, convivial dinners, an art science symposium and site-specific art created in historic buildings, shop fronts, a sixties motel and a Service Station. With nearly 100 International and Australian artists represented, Palimpsest # 8 is truly the ‘Biennale of the Bush.’
“This year Palimpsest has taken on the giant leap from the local to the global. We are all in this together, there is only one world and recent climatic and economic events have made it very clear that every part of the globe is profoundly interconnected, but not homogenized. In this global world the reality of how we take care of the place where we live, with all its uniqueness, defines our future survival.” Stefano de Pieri
Nearly 100 artists are taking part in Palimpsest #8. Thirty-three artists from across Australia and more than forty local and regional artists have created work in response to this unique environment, with a focus on cross-cultural collaboration, the work explores the idea that we are all collaborators and saboteurs in the created worlds we inhabit.
Highlights include Ken and Julia Yonetani’s magnificent salt sculpture Still Life: The Food Bowl which was recently exhibited at Artereal Gallery in Syd ney. Ken + Julia Yonetani have established an international reputation for their environmental art created in collaboration with science organisations. In 2009 they represented Australia at the Venice Biennale.

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