​2021 Adelaide// International, Friday 26 February — Thursday 1 April 2021.

Jesse JONES, Tremble Tremble, 2017, detail courtesy the artist.

From its inception in 2019, the Adelaide//International has been intended as a flexible framework from which to examine ideas prevalent across national and international art, each with an eye on the specifics of temporality – contending with the past, experiencing the present and, in 2021, considering the future.

In 2021, we acknowledge the situation we find ourselves in by presenting four exhibitions that draw upon the communal, the potential and the alternative to consider the collective actions that are carrying us forward to a shared future.

The 2021 Adelaide//International views the future as an unmade shared space. In its preceding year a global pandemic has made clear the myriad of ways in which we are connected or distanced from others around the world. This experience, shared on an unprecedented scale, will inevitably colour our view of art and how we view it. With the world paused, the question is: when we resume, where to from here? To continue, or to reinvent?

Fayen d’Evie (AUS), Taloi Havini (AUS/Autonomous Region of Bouganville), Jesse Jones (IRE) and James Tylor (AUS) will provide their suggestions via moving image, performance, sculpture and installation for the Adelaide Festival.



Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.