Tracey Moffatt is representing Australia at the 2017 Venice Biennale 13 May to 26 November. ‘MY HORIZON’ explores journeys both legal and illegal with new work consisting of two major large-scale photographic series and two video works. Constructed narratives of race, gender, sexuality, desire, identity, human connection and displacement are revealed in these pieces. Curator Natalie King says the presentation is “capacious, open, expansive and personal – an exhibition that references film, art and the epic history of photography, as well as aspects of her family history.”
Coinciding with the Biennale at the historic Palazzo Mora is contemporary Australian land artist and sculptor Andrew Rogers with ‘We Are’ – an installation of eight large bronze and stainless steel sculptures that act as a metaphor for the dichotomy of human nature, with the rough, organic outer surfaces representing our physical selves while the delicate, polished interiors reflect the internal and personal world of our thoughts. Juan Ford’s work will be on show in the ‘Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence’ exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo, hosted by the European Cultural Centre also on from 13 May to 27 November along with a new large-scale installation by Reko Rennie. New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Paul Handley will be exhibiting his sculptural installation titled Déplacement (Smuggling Pod), (2017) within the Giardini della Marinaressa, situated on Riva dei Sette Martiri between Giardini Biennale and Arsenale, Venice.