Program

Art = Ideas

For 20 years The Adelaide Festival of Ideas has been a gathering point for the exchange of ideas and a celebration of the life of the mind. Since time immemorial art has provided humanity with ways to express ideas, truth and emotions in different languages as well as a rich tableau through which people can explore meaning and purpose – and be challenged and entertained. ART = IDEAS is just that.

Art = Ideas,

Adelaide Dance Festival

Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July, Saturday 14 July, Sunday 15 July

Established by Adelaide’s own Australian Dance Theatre, the inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival is the first Adelaide festival dedicated to celebrating the art of dance. The program includes performances, workshops, installations, talks and masterclasses with both free and ticketed events.

Art = Ideas,

Panpapanpalya 2018 Dance Congress

Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July

One of the world’s largest gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages, the congress honours rich Indigenous dance cultures from Australia and around the world. It includes five full days of presentations, social interaction and debate.

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Standing up standing out

Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July

Tutti Arts visual artists engage in cultural discourse with the Sikh community. Artists will embellish turban cloth, exchanging sacred objects to create new, shared objects that bypass cultural differences and unite rather than define.

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Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg – Montages : The Full Cut 1999-2015

Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July, Saturday 14 July, Sunday 15 July

Experience the full suite of eight montage films by Tracey Moffatt and her collaborator Gary Hillberg, tapping into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects such as art, revolution, love and destruction.

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Aldo Iacobelli: A Conversation with Jheronimus

Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July, Saturday 14 July, Sunday 15 July

Explore humanity’s ongoing struggle for moral safe ground in this ambitious exhibition. Having long been under the spell of Hieronymus Bosch’s 1516 The Haywain Triptych, Iacobelli brings Bosch’s eternal allegory of religion, politics and sin into a contemporary context.

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Throw the dice

Friday 13 July, Saturday 14 July, Sunday 15 July

This exhibition features artworks by eight artists who attend workshops run by Neami National, an organisation supporting people living with mental health issues to live independently. Curator Elyas Alavi recognises how art develops self-awareness and self-esteem and gives a voice to feelings not always easily expressed in words.

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Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

Friday 13 July, Saturday 14 July, Sunday 15 July

Adelaide, the UNESCO City of Music, will come alive with the warmth of contemporary music presented by Music SA’s two-week live music festival. Last year saw 300 live music events presented across 100 venues.

In conversation, Art = Ideas,

Elyas Alavi and guests

10.30am-11am | Saturday 14 July

Elyas Alavi, curator of Throw the dice, talks with some of the other artists about what inspires them.

In conversation, Art = Ideas,

Aldo Iacobelli in conversation with Maria Zagala

1.30pm - 2.30pm | Saturday 14 July

Maria Zagala (Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Art Gallery of SA) specialises in Italian Renaissance art. She is particularly interested in the way that Iacobelli’s multidisciplinary practice draws on European art history.

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MOD.IFY

Sunday 15 July

MOD.IFY: it's not what you know, will take you on an immersive and unexpected journey that will challenge what you think you know about what it means to be human. Explore artificial worlds and augmented realities, challenge your perception of pain and injury, be part of stories about space and place and consider what makes us human versus animal or machine.