A slower, less transactional biennial for Adelaide

Prefacing the human condition, and the healing aspect of intimate spaces, the next edition of the Adelaide Biennial of Australia Art promises to be a balm for viewers.

With the title Inner Sanctum, viewers will already be prepared for an exhibition that promotes a more intimate consideration. Announced this week, the theme for the 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art – which will open at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in March 2024 – taps into a collective contemporary psyche that hungers for humanity.

Guest curator for the exhibition, José Da Silva explains, ‘Inner Sanctum offers a snapshot of contemporary Australia that is reflective and hopeful.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina