SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagment

Ai Weiwei, Michaël Borremans, Tiffany Chung, Geng Xue and Tanya Goel

Artistic Director: Mami Kataoka


Exhibition dates
16 March – 11 June


Artist Talk | Tiffany Chung
When | Friday 16 March, 3–4pm
Location | Artspace, Ground Floor
Free Admission

What do we teach, how do we learn?

When Monday 19 March, 10:30AM – 7pm
Location | Level 2, Seminar Room 
Tickets - $55 | $33 Concession
Tickets Available Here  




The 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, examines the world today by borrowing the concept of ‘superposition’, a quantum mechanical term that refers to an overlapping situation. Microscopic substances such as electrons are said to be dualistic in nature: they paradoxically exist in the form of waves and granular particles simultaneously. The state of superposition lies across all conceptual levels, from different climates and cultures to views of nature and cosmic orders, conceptions of Mother Earth and interpretations of land ownership, readings of human history and conditions, the history of modern and contemporary art, and the meaning of abstraction. The 21st Biennale of Sydney offers a panoramic view of how these levels come together in a state of equilibrium, while delving into the workings of individual phenomena, considering the likeness of these opposing notions through the lens of engagement. The exhibition at Artspace, Sydney will feature ewoprks by: Ai Weiwei, Michaël BorremansTiffany Chung, Tanya Goel and Geng Xue.  



Mami Kataoka

Internationally renowned curator Mami Kataoka is a key figure in analysing socio-historical and generational trends, particularly in the context of Japanese and Asian art, and frequently writes and lectures on contemporary art in Asia.

She has held the position of Chief Curator of the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo since 2009, and Senior Curator since 2003. At MAM, Kataoka has curated numerous notable exhibitions including ‘Roppongi Crossing’ (survey show of contemporary Japanese art) (2004, 2013), ‘Sensing Nature: Perception of Nature in Japan’ (2010); as well as major survey shows of prominent artists in Asia such as Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Ai Weiwei, Lee Bul, Makoto Aida, Lee Mingwei and N.S. Harsha.

Mami Kataoka Photo: Daniel Boud

Mami Kataoka Photo: Daniel Boud

The presentation of Ai Weiwei's Crystal Ball, 2017 at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous support from the Andrew Cameron Family Foundation.