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Arts/Culture ian 4/7/2014

The Adelaide Biennial: Dark Heart exhibition runs until May 11.

This is the 26th year that the Adelaide Biennial has been delving into the Australian psyche and throwing dark and light interpretation and reflection of our society through art. The vision and art encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, installation and the moving image.

The Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Nick Mitzevich, is the curator of the exhibition. His ‘mission statement’ was quite simple, to “focus on assembling an exhibition that connects with the viewer and provides a moving experience.” Simple, but complex. In an exhibition such as this risks have to be taken and visions explored, so what constitutes a ‘moving experience’ might be totally confronting.

Adelaide Biennial: Dark HeartThe exhibition draws on the vision of 28 artists to probe our cultural identity and the personal, political and psychological dimensions of contemporary Australia.

Dark Heart features work by Brook Andrew (right - Australia II Peace, 2013, mixed media on Belgian linen), Del Kathryn Barton, Martin Bell, Ian Burns, Julia deVille, eX de Medici, Shoufay Derz, Dale Frank, Tony Garifalakis (top - from Mob Rule), Fiona Hall, Brendan Huntley, Kulata Tjuta Project, Tjala Arts, Richard Lewer, Fiona Lowry, Dani Marti, Trent Parke, Ben Quilty, Caroline Rothwell, Alex Seton, Sally Smart, Ian Strange, Warwick Thornton, Lynette Wallworth, Antony & Martu artists, and Ah Xian.

Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace - Free - 10:00am to 5:00pm.

If you are visiting Adelaide to catch the Adelaide Biennial: Dark Heart, Rydges South Park can look after all your accommodation needs.