Sydney International Art Series Announces Acclaimed International Artists

02 Nov 16

Art Gallery Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bringing some of the most outstanding art exhibitions in the world to Australia, the Sydney International Art Series showcases exclusive art exhibitions in Sydney every summer. The 2016-2017 series brings two extraordinary exhibitions for opposite ends of the globe, bringing together past and present. Showcasing works by Auguste Rodin, Picasso and Tatsuo Miyajima, this summer's art series promises to be particularly powerful.

Opening in November, the exhibitions will present more than 100 works including prints, paintings, photographs and sculptures in partnership with Tate, London. Proving to be an impressive Sydney attraction, the exceptional exhibitions continue to enhance the reputation of the Sydney International Art Series each summer. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said that since its creation by Destination NSW in 2010, over 1.4 million attendees have enjoyed the world-class exhibitions.

Presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Nude: Art from the Tate Collection will present a variety of powerful mixed medium works including Pierre Bonnard's The Bath 1925, Ron Mueck's Wild Man 2005, Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Kiss 1901-04 and Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair 1932.

Art Gallery of New South Wales Director, Dr Michael Brand said visitors to exhibition will "encounter images of love, desire, heroism, pathos, anger, tenderness and protest - the full spectrum of human emotion - across many of the major art movements of the past 200 years."

Another major exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be from famous contemporary Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima. Known for his technology-driven and immersive installations and sculptures, this will be the first major solo exhibition for Miyajima in Australia.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE said the reputation of the curatorial team for working closely with artists has enabled the museum to "attract the likes of Anish Kapoor, Yoko Ono, Chuck Close, Grayson Perry and now Miyajima."