The 21st Biennale of Sydney, whose theme this year will be SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium and Engagement and will be running from 16 March to 11 June 2018 in numerous galleries and locations in Sydney and will display several works by Italian conceptual artist and writer Luciano Fabro (1936-2007).
Fabro dedicated his whole artistic career to redefining the artistic potential of sculpture by using a vast range of materials, both traditional and not, challenging the creative capacity of this form of expression.
The artist was also a renowned member of the Italian Arte Povera vanguard art movement. The movement was started in the second half of the ‘60s, mainly in Turin, by a dozen artists who made their works – principally sculptures – with everyday materials, such as soil, rocks, cloth, paper and rope, with the aim of evoking a pre-industrial era.
The Biennale of Sydney, which this year celebrates its 45th anniversary, offers a new platform for arts and ideas and is known worldwide as it presents innovative and stimulating art works both from Australia and from the rest of the world.
Since 1973, it has attracted over four million visitors and detains a very high standing both nationally and internationally.
The presentation of Fabro’s work at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible thanks to the generous assistance of Penelope Seidler AM.