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17th Biennale of Sydney Announces Major Artist Projects

SYDNEY.- The 17th Biennale of Sydney announces details of artist projects that will premiere at THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age presented from 12 May until 1 August 2010 at leading cultural institutions, contemporary art spaces and heritage sites. David Elliott, Artistic Director, has selected 166 artists from 36 different countries to contribute works. Seventy (70) artists will premiere new work in Sydney including a major installation by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto presented inside the abandoned Power House on Cockatoo Island. The installation comprises light-box mounted prints from the artist’s ‘Lightning Fields’ series, presented on stage-like platforms that ascend towards a thirteenth-century Japanese sculpture of Raijin, the Japanese God of Thunder. The work results from Sugimoto’s recent experiments of photographically