The Future is Already Here, it's Just not Evenly Distributed
Noa Eshkol’s work is presented at The 20th Biennale of Sydney with seven large-scale wall carpets and two vitrines of archival materials, including illustrations, photographs, scores, video, books, slides, and more. Eshkol’s work is shown at the
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, at theEmbassy of Translation
The Biennale is organized by Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal into seven venues or
‘Embassies of Thought’ and multiple ‘in-between spaces’ around the inner city. Rosenthal comments: “The ‘Embassies of Thought’ in the 20th Biennale have been conceived as temporary settings without set borders, representing transient homes for constellations of thought. The themes associated with each of these ‘embassies’ are inspired by the individual histories of each venue, whilst the ‘in between’ spaces speak to one of the key ideas in this Biennale exploring the distinction between the virtual and the physical worlds. We’re asking visitors to consider our interaction with the digital world, as well our displacement from and occupation of spaces and land, along with the interconnections between politics and financial power structures.”
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is transformed into the Embassy of Translation, bringing together a selection of works that contextualise historical positions, concepts and artefacts, alongside contemporary concerns and working methods. While relying on a range of different strategies, each work considers history as one material among others, restaging and reimagining it as part of the process. Artists presenting work at the MCA include Nina Beier, Noa Eshkol, Helen Marten, and Dayanita Singh.