Venice Biennale blockbusters to land in Sydney bigger and better

Two acclaimed works from the Venice Biennale will be reimagined for Sydney’s audience in 2023.

It was announced today that Japanese-Sāmoan artist Yuki Kihara’s Aotearoa New Zealand presentation at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), Paradise Camp, will be shown in an expanded form at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum from 24 March 2023.

Kihara is the first Pasifika, Asian and Fa’afafine (Sāmoa’s ‘third gender’, in the manner of a woman) to represent Aotearoa at the Venice Biennale and, through her work, interrogates misrepresentation and colonial legacies in the Pacific.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_