rīvus: Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney opened on March 12 after weeks of heavy rain along the east coast of Australia. Catastrophic floods had affected several regions. Emergency relief lagged, and grassroots organizations scrambled to help their communities themselves. Titled “rīvus” after the Latin for “stream,” this year’s biennale was a provocation to consider how life depends on water. It was a timely one.

My full review is in ArtAsiaPacific ($). I also wrote about Erin Coates, Yuko Mohri, Jumana Emil Abboud, Kiki Smith, waterways and connection.