Fiona Hall’s Venice Biennale 2015 exhibition announced - Art Collector

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The details of Fiona Hall’s Venice Biennale 2015 exhibition Wrong Way Time have been announced by Australia Council for the Arts.

Curated by Linda Michael, deputy director and senior curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition is an immersive installation that confronts global, political, financial and environmental issues, bringing together hundreds of multi-part works from the artist’s practice.

Wrong Way Time will be a rich archaeological display that imagines and embodies some of the issues and fluctuations of our time,” says Michael.

“Though Hall responds to the perilous state of the environment or shared anxieties about the future, her exhibition will be life-affirming, its own vitality in perverse distinction to the subjects it ranges across.”

The renowned artist, represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney, describes the exhibition as “a minefield of madness, badness and sadness in equal measure”.

Wrong Way Time will be the first exhibition to be held in Australia’s new pavilion, designed by architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall. The pavilion is currently under construction and is the first 21st century pavilion to be built within the Biennale’s historic Giardini precinct.

Simon Mordant, commissioner for Australia in the 2015 Venice Biennale says that "the combination of the new Australian pavilion, which is well advanced, and Fiona Hall's ambitious exhibition, will mean 2015 will be a very important year for Australia at the Venice Biennale. I’ve no doubt that our presence will attract global attention. Australia will be the must-see pavilion.”

Wrong Way Time and the new Australian Pavilion will be launched in early May 2015.

Emily Cones-Browne

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