Kaldor Public Art Projects
Kaldor Public Art Project 27, 13 Rooms, brought together 13 artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of "living sculpture" within 13 purpose-built rooms. This groundbreaking event ran for 11 days and was curated by renowned museum directors and curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.
Originally commissioned as 11 Rooms by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012–2014, and Manchester Art Gallery, this landmark exhibition was extended and presented at Pier 2/3 in Sydney's Walsh Bay to include new and re-imagined works commissioned for the project. 13 Rooms in Sydney included iconic senior artists Marina Abramović, John Baldessari, and Joan Jonas, along with major figures in contemporary international art today: Damien Hirst; Tino Sehgal; artist duo Allora and Calzadilla; Simon Fujiwara; Xavier Le Roy; Laura Lima; Roman Ondák; Santiago Sierra; and Xu Zhen.
In addition to the 12 international artists selected to participate in the project, Australian artist duo Clark Beaumont were invited by the curators to present work in a new thirteenth room.
11-21 APRIL 2013
PIER 2/3 HICKSON RD WALSH BAY, SYDNEY