Paul McCarthy is creating a major new installation for the 17th Biennale of Sydney. Entitled Ship of Fools, Ship Adrift 2, the work will be installed at Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay, the previous site of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s captivating 100 speaker installation (and BoS highlight) in 2008.
It seems that rumoured plans to install one of the artist’s giant butt plug sculptures outside the MCA have been shelved. Instead, McCarthy’s new work will be a contemporary re-telling of the medieval allegory of the Ship of Fools.
The 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 12 May – 1 August 2010