How NIRIN contests history by placing art at the edge

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Artistic Director Brook Andrew says, 'NIRIN is not a periphery, it is our centre'. We take a look at two venues on the edge for this year's Biennale of Sydney to see how grass roots engagement is redefining the centre.

While biennales globally have championed the use of satellite sites – raw warehouses, disused factories, churches and island outposts – the compulsion to dwell on the wow has often been to the detriment of more subtle conversations at the edge.

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