Kaldor Public Arts Project: 13 Rooms, brought together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. This ground-breaking event ran for 11 days and was curated by renowned museum directors and curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.
For over 40 years Kaldor Public Art Projects has created ground-breaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world.
Throughout the 11 days, there were free talks and seminars presented by an array of interesting people within the art world. The upper level of the dynamic Pier 2/3 building at Walsh Bay was fitted out as a 300pax conference space with some artistic lighting to bring the wooden pier to life. For the two Friday nights during the project, the room was transformed into a funky space full of live art pieces, a cocktail bar, bands and performances to get the arty hipsters grooving.
The lower level of Pier 2/3 included the exhibition space in the northern end and the southern end was decked out as a pop-up events space for talks, live art pieces, a bar, café, movies with wireless headphones, projections, tours and corporate partner events.
Innovative supplied all of the technical production for the entire event including lighting, audio, vision, staging, drapes, rigging, blood, sweat and tears.
Our crew came away from 13 Rooms with a very detailed insight into the performance art world!