SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium and Engagement – 21st Biennale of Sydney

A gallery space with blue wallpaper printed with vignettes of the Sydney city skyline, and a television screen mounted on the wall. The glass window is has a print of colourful irregular decal shapes stuck at the front. There is a round yellow table surrounded by five round yellow stools, and four rectangular stools arranged in front of the television screen.


16 March 2018 -
11 June 2018


4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

181-187 Hay St, Haymarket

SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement will examine the theory of ‘superposition’ by investigating how it might operate in the world today. 70 leading international artists – chosen to offer a panoramic view of how opposing interpretations, can come together – will participate across seven venues. The exhibition at Artspace, Sydney will feature exceptional new projects by a diverse field of celebrated international artists. 

Biennale of Sydney

2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Biennale of Sydney and its twenty-first edition. The Biennale provides a platform for art and ideas and is recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative, thought-provoking art from Australia and around the globe. A leading international art event, The Biennale of Sydney has showcased the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries. It has attracted over 4 million visitors since its inception in 1973 and holds an important place on both the national and international stage.

The Biennale of Sydney is located on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay respect to Elders, both past and present.


A round yellow dining table surrounded by round yellow stools in a gallery space decorated with blue wallpaper.
Four yellow rectangular stools arranged in a gallery space with blue wallpapered walls.
Close up of the blue wallpaper, painted with alternating views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Centrepoint Tower.
Close-ups of painted vignettes of Centrepoint Tower, Darling Harbour, Sydney's skyline and alternating views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
A gallery space with two rows of white A4 paper fixed on two black gallery walls. They are spotlit by some gallery lights.
Two rows of white sheets of A4 paper printed with text, mounted on a black gallery wall.
Two rows of white sheets of A4 paper printed with text, mounted on a black gallery wall.
A row of five red fabric chairs arranged in a dark room, in front of a screen with a video projection. On the left is a black gallery wall, on the right is a long red velvety curtain.
A gallery space with black walls and a red velvety curtain. On furthermost wall is a video projection of a red floor. On the right of the gallery space is a series of white A4 sheets mounted on the wall under a gallery spotlight.
A video still of a male-presenting figure of East Asian appearance standing at a stand-up microphone on a dark, empty stage. He wears glasses, a button up short-sleeved shirt and salmon pink shorts, with slipper-like shoes. His arms are resting by his sides.

Top image: Jun Yang, Xīní / Xuělí Blue Room, 2018 (detail), installation and printed wallpaper, installation view (2018) at 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou; and ShugoArts, Tokyo.