Curated by Erica Green and titled Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.
Hayden Fowler’s participation in this program comes in the form of a new video installation work which will be developed and commissioned specifically for the Adelaide Biennale.
Fowler’s selection for the Adelaide Biennale follows on from other similar recent large installation projects including together again, commissioned as part of the Performance Contemporary program for Sydney Contemporary (2017) and Dark Ecology at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2016). Having gained increasing recognition for his installation-based performances over recent years, Hayden Fowler’s upcoming work for the Adelaide Biennale will develop out of a series of research trips to New Zealand exploring Maori ecological perspectives in light of accelerating ecological degradation, climate change, threatened species and cultural resources.
The Adelaide Biennale is an Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition presented in partnership with the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts, and with generous support received from the Art Gallery of South Australia Biennial Ambassadors Program and Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation.