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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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Art for the 21st Century
Adelaide is gearing up for a frenzy of activity for the Fringe and Adelaide Festival. This is when Adelaide really comes alive with theatre, opera, dance, music, food, comedy acts, film, kids shows, literary events and a host of visual art. It is always a feast for the senses. One of the premier art events on the 2021 calendar is the Adelaide//International, which will comprise four exhibitions described as drawing on the communal for our future possibilities.

Jesse Jones - Adelaide//International
Jesse Jones - Adelaide//International

The Adelaide//International began in 2019 as a framework to examine ideas contending with the past, experiencing the present and, in 2021, considering the future. So, what does our future look like? This is one of the questions posed in the 2021 Adelaide//International, where the future is seen as an unmade shared space.

2021 Adelaide Festival
2021 Adelaide Festival

Our world has been shaped by a global pandemic and this will inevitably colour our view of art and how we view it. With the world paused, the question is: when we resume, where to from here? To continue or to reinvent?

Adelaide//International will include the following artists:

Tremble, Tremble - by Jesse Jones, a film, sound, light, sculpture and performance-based installation.

Fayen d'Evie's Endnote: the ethical handling of empty spaces considers how we might publish ideas for future audiences, embedding stories in granite, gesture and sound.

The Darkness of Enlightenment by James Tylor investigates the mistakes, mistranslations and loss of knowledge resulting from European attempts to document Kaurna culture.

Tsomi wan-bel by Taloi Havini examines acknowledgement and reconciliation via close up footage of three young men taken during traditional Autonomous Region of Bougainville victim-offender mediation.

An exhibition to highlight and put on your calendar. FREE admission.

2021 Adelaide// International, Friday 26 February Thursday 1 April 2021.
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Why? The 2021 Adelaide// International is an Art event to highlight and put on your calendar.
When: February 6 - April 1 2021
Phone: (08) 8302 0870
Where: Samstag Museum of Art - Hawke Building, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: FREE Admission
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