This year there is a Serbian artist who will be presented at the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Milovan Destil Markovic together with his collaborator Claudia Chaseling will present artwork "The darker the sky the brighter the stars", a sculptural installation developed in Berlin and realised in Canberra and Lorne.
Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Victoria's largest public outdoor sculpture event will take the place from 17 March - 2 April.
Under the creative direction of curator Lara Nicholls in herincoming biennale, the 2018 event explores the theme ‘Landfall’, presenting major works and new commissions from 41 artists devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment. Astonishing sculptures and installations which explore the intersection of nature, humanity and art, created by acclaimed artists from around the world, are situated across the dramatic sweep of Lorne’s world-famous foreshore. The Sculpture Trail is a 4km- track extending from the Lorne Swing Bridge over Erskine River to just beyond the pier.
Celebrating the Land Art movement, the 2018 Sculpturescape trail features nine artists reimagining the landscape in astonishing ways, including American-born Ryan Kennedy’s installation of over a thousand glass bottles, into which visitors may write and insert messages on waterproof paper through to German artist, Kerstin Cuming’s swirling, sandy labyrinth.
Sculpturescape is complemented by three site-specific Major Projects. Breakwaver by Iranian installation artist Shirin Abedinerad – a curve wall created from broken televisions, their screen replaced with mirror glass reflecting the ocean, visitors and light; Claudia Chaseling (Berlin/ Australia) and Milovan Destil Markovic (Serbia/Germany)’s collaborative artwork The darker the sky the brighter the stars, a sculptural installation developed in Berlin andrealised in Canberra and Lorne, and En plein air; In plain sight(AR), a collaboration between Seol Park (Korea) and John Kelly (Australia/Ireland) that uses 3D modelling and augmented reality to create an otherworldly floating iceberg which appears off the water’s edge to onlooker’s delight.