Issue 270 June 2014

1 Closing the gap: Notes on the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art BEN SANDO 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart,installation view featuring Ian Strange; Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, 2014; image courtesy the artist and AGSA

1 Closing the gap: Notes on the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art BEN SANDO

2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart,installation view featuring Ian Strange; Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, 2014; image courtesy the artist and AGSA

2 Punch drunk: TV Moore’s ‘Rum Jungle’ CHLOÉ WOLIFSON TV Moore, Rum Jungle, 2014, installation view, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney; series of 9 Cibachrome paintings in unique frames; image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

2 Punch drunk: TV Moore’s ‘Rum Jungle’ CHLOÉ WOLIFSON

TV Moore, Rum Jungle, 2014, installation view, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney; series of 9 Cibachrome paintings in unique frames; image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

3 DOUGLAS GORDON: HOPE, WITHOUT FAITH TALIA LINZ Douglas Gordon, Phantom, 2011, installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; stage, screen, a black Steinway piano, a burned Steinway piano and monitor dimensions variable; courtesy lost but found; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; and Rufus Wainwright; ‘All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu’ used courtesy Decca Label Group; the presentation of this project was made possible through the generous support of Penelope Seidler AM; photo: Ben Symons

3 DOUGLAS GORDON: HOPE, WITHOUT FAITH TALIA LINZ

Douglas Gordon, Phantom, 2011, installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; stage, screen, a black Steinway piano, a burned Steinway piano and monitor dimensions variable; courtesy lost but found; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; and Rufus Wainwright; ‘All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu’ used courtesy Decca Label Group; the presentation of this project was made possible through the generous support of Penelope Seidler AM; photo: Ben Symons

4 Desiring freedom: The 19th Biennale of Sydney EMILY CORMACK Ulla von Brandenburg, Street, Play, Way, 2014, installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island; mixed-media installation with HD video, 11min:20sec, black-and-white, sound; created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney through the generous support of The Keir Foundation; image courtesy the artist; Art:Concept, Paris; Pilar Corrias, London; and Produzentengalerie, Hamburg; photo: Ben Symons

4 Desiring freedom: The 19th Biennale of Sydney EMILY CORMACK

Ulla von Brandenburg, Street, Play, Way, 2014, installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island; mixed-media installation with HD video, 11min:20sec, black-and-white, sound; created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney through the generous support of The Keir Foundation; image courtesy the artist; Art:Concept, Paris; Pilar Corrias, London; and Produzentengalerie, Hamburg; photo: Ben Symons

5 Impotence of action and the search for poetic act FULYA ERDEMCI WITH MARK FEARY Gonzalo Lebrija, Lamento, 2007; installation view at the Istanbul Biennial, 2013; fibreglass; image courtesy the artist and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

5 Impotence of action and the search for poetic act FULYA ERDEMCI WITH MARK FEARY

Gonzalo Lebrija, Lamento, 2007; installation view at the Istanbul Biennial, 2013; fibreglass; image courtesy the artist and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

6 Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and the summer of 1985: A memoir ROSS WOLFE Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and friends, Porto Venere, Italy, July 1985; photo courtesy Ross Wolfe

6 Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and the summer of 1985: A memoir ROSS WOLFE

Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and friends, Porto Venere, Italy, July 1985; photo courtesy Ross Wolfe

7 Canberra: Expansion and contraction RAQUEL ORMELLA Wendy Teakel, Grove, 2014, installation view at ANU School of Art Gallery, 2014; wood, steel, cable ties, 343 x 350 x 280cm; courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries, Canberra

7 Canberra: Expansion and contraction RAQUEL ORMELLA

Wendy Teakel, Grove, 2014, installation view at ANU School of Art Gallery, 2014; wood, steel, cable ties, 343 x 350 x 280cm; courtesy the artist and Beaver Galleries, Canberra

8 Elioth Gruner: After the spring LAURA MURRAY CREE Elioth Gruner, Murrumbidgee Ranges, Canberra, 1934, oil on canvas, 51.6 x 89cm; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, bequest of Stuart A. Johnston, 1964

8 Elioth Gruner: After the spring LAURA MURRAY CREE

Elioth Gruner, Murrumbidgee Ranges, Canberra, 1934, oil on canvas, 51.6 x 89cm; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, bequest of Stuart A. Johnston, 1964

9 Tribute: Brian McKay MARGARET MOORE Brian McKay; image courtesy Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth

9 Tribute: Brian McKay MARGARET MOORE

Brian McKay; image courtesy Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth