Biennale of Sydney facing uncertain future after severing ties with Transfield
"The Biennale of Sydney has announced it will sever ties with its founding partner Transfield, caving in to pressure from artists angered by the company's links to Australia's offshore detention centres.
The board of the Biennale of Sydney also announced on Friday that Luca Belgiorno-Nettis had resigned as chairman, less than two weeks before the event is scheduled to begin.
Mr Belgiorno-Nettis's resignation after 14 years and the severing of ties with Transfield represents a huge win for artists and refugee advocates and an embarrassing backdown for the Biennale board, which claimed the Biennale could not exist without Transfield and pledged its loyalty to the Belgiorno-Nettis family two weeks ago."
Sydney Morning Herald / The Age
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Australia's Shame : the notorious Cockatoo Island Detention Centre just off the coast of Sydney (see: Biennale Pacific Solution) :
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