Announcing Australia’s artistic team for Biennale Arte 2021
As Commissioner for Australia, the
Australia Council is pleased to announce Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor
have been selected as the artist and curator for Australia’s representation at
the 59th Venice Biennale. Fusinato’s exhibition will be presented at the
Australian Pavilion within the historic Giardini della Biennale precinct from
May to November 2021.
Fusinato has led a distinguished career as a contemporary Australian artist and
musician. Combining gallery practices and live performance, Fusinato works
extensively across installation, photography, performance, recording, and
publishing. His overall aesthetic project combines allegorical appropriation
with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event.
Alexie Glass-Kantor is one of Australia’s most highly regarded
curators, currently the Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney and the
curator of Encounters for Art Basel Hong Kong.
Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM said: “We are excited
to announce Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor as Australia’s
representatives at Biennale Arte 2021 and look forward to the realisation of
this work that will reflect the richness of Australia’s creativity.
Representing Australia at the Venice Biennale offers one of the most
significant international opportunities for Australian contemporary visual
artists. Australia’s continued participation at Venice maintains our commitment
to Australian contemporary visual arts and artists and connecting Australian
and global audiences.”