​Worlds in Collision: Adelaide International / 28 February - 28 March 2014

Image: Worlds in Collision: Adelaide International 2014, installation view, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. Photography by Sam Noonan.

As the principal venue for this third biennial Adelaide International exhibition, presented in association with the 2014 Adelaide Festival, the Samstag Museum of Art is delighted to present the art of Susan Hiller (UK), Paul Laffoley (USA), Ra di Martino (ITA) and Katie Paterson (UK).

Worlds in Collision: Adelaide International 2014, features the work of nine international artists, across four city sites. Developed by highly experienced UK-based curator, Richard Grayson, this inventive exhibition suggests new ways of modelling and imagining the world, through an extraordinary selection of artworks that employ abandoned Star Wars sets and second moons, and which invoke near-death experiences, time travel, and chart new digital frontiers. Worlds in Collision, in fact, maps the edges of what is known and investigates the potential of what might lie beyond.

Presented in association with Worlds in Collision, Artists’ Week 2014 is a three-day forum that considers visions of enlightenment, ways of imagining alternatives, art politics and subcultures, and considerations of technological and psychedelic thinking. Artists’ Week 2014 is convened by Lars Bang Larsen and Richard GraysonDetails adelaidefestival.com.au.

The University of South Australia is proud to be Presenting Partner of the Adelaide Festival’s Visual Arts Program, including the Adelaide International 2014 and Artists’ Week.


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