Christopher Bassi in 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum

8 Sep 2023

Yavuz Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of Christopher Bassi in the upcoming 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum. Curated by José Da Silva, ‘Inner Sanctum’ offers an encounter with artists and poets interested in the human condition. The Biennial unfolds through exhibitions, performances and talks that explore our engagement with the world and each other. The idea of an inner sanctum illustrates the private or sacred spaces we create and the faculty of imagination that allows us to see culture and society differently.

As curator Da Silva explains, ‘Inner Sanctum offers a snapshot of contemporary Australia that is reflective and hopeful. We see works that conjure expressions of time and atmosphere, relationships between ancestral knowledge and spiritual guidance, and a slower, less transactional, more sustainable engagement with the world. We find our inner sanctum in gardens and walking tracks, memories and stories of home and family, locations of special knowledge and sacred activities, and, importantly, the working spaces of artists and the art museum environment.’

It is presented in association with the Adelaide Festival, and with generous support received from the Art Gallery of South Australia Biennial Ambassadors Program and Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation.

18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum will take place from 1 March to 2 June 2024.

Image: Christopher Bassi photographed by Rhett Hammerton