4A wins at museums and galleries industry awards

19 November 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

On Friday 14 November, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art took home an award in the Community Engagement category at the 2014 IMAGinE awards.

Vertical Villages was a collaborative partnership between Ruangrupa ArtLab (Indonesia), Keg de Souza (Australia) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, working with international tertiary student population living in Sydney’s CBD and communities in Jakarta.

Recognising innovation and excellence in 500 museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW, the IMAGinE industry awards acknowledges outstanding achievement of over 8,000 individuals in fostering local communities, enhancing NSW’s vibrant cultural tourism and improving visitor experiences.

Michael Rolfe, CEO, Museums & Galleries NSW commended all recipients across the categories of Projects, Sustainability, Engagement and Individual Achievement in both paid and volunteer staffed organisations and said,

“The winners of the 2014 IMAGinE awards highlight the exemplary work of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to develop and present engaging and exciting programs for all facets of our community. The awards recognise outstanding accomplishments from small volunteer run museums to large cultural institutions, and celebrate NSW’s vibrant cultural sector.”

Record numbers attended the awards event at the popular artist-run initiative 107 Projects on Friday 14 November, demonstrating the awards’ growing popularity and the spirit of IMAGinE: Inspiring Museums and Galleries in Excellence.

 

The full list of winners can be found here.

Image: (L-R) Toby Chapman, Curator of Vertical Villages with Oliver Frankel, Chair, M&G NSW.
Photo: Mimi Kelly

 

4A Media Enquiries
Yu Ye Wu  |   media(at)4a.com.au | 02 9212 0380

 

4A RECEIVES AN AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL MARKETING AWARD (AMMA)

On Thursday 24 November 4A received the prestigious Australian Multicultural Marketing Award (AMMA) in Arts & Culture for project Vertical Villages, 2013 that provided insight into the international tertiary student population living in Sydney’s CBD and Jarkarta.

Winners were announced at a gala award ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House.

The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations running innovative campaigns and projects that speak to culturally diverse audiences across a range of industries including business, sports, media, the arts and community.

Vertical Villages was a collaborative partnership between Ruangrupa ArtLab (Indonesia), Keg de Souza (Australia) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, working with international students in Sydney and communities in Jakarta. The project comprised of: artist-led community workshops: the creation of collaborative new works: dual exhibitions at 4A and in Jakarta as part of the 15th Jakarta Biennale: public programs curated by community groups and students: and a project blog, and print publication and active engagement with these communities via 4A’s Facebook and instagram.

Now in its 25th year, The Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards is coordinated by Multicultural NSW. Full details of winners can be seen here.

Special Offer on 4A EDITION Artworks

To celebrate the launch of 4A A4 we’re offering some special deals on 4A EDITION artworks on the night of Thursday 6 November only. These deals are available in our gallery only.

– A 25% discount off 4A EDITION artworks for 4A Members.

– A 10% discount off 4A EDITION artworks for the general public.

Visit our online store to peruse works by FX Harsono, Jae Hoon Lee, Vernon Ah Kee, Owen Leong, Vipoo Srivilasa, Jason Wing, Ming Wong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quick trip to Yangjiang

A quick trip to Yangjiang

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Last week 4A’s Director Aaron Seeto, Assistant Curator Toby Chapman and Project Assistant Joanna Bayndrian traveled to China to undertake research for Actions for Tomorrow in Yangjiang Group’s home city and namesake, located in southwestern Guangdong Province, and meet the Yangjiang Group artists Zheng Guogu, Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin.

The journey began early one morning with a flight from Beijing to Guangzhou, followed by a three-hour car ride to the coastal city of Yangjiang. By Chinese standards, Yangjiang is a small city with a population of about 2.6 million. The city itself runs along the Pearl River Delta, with the humidity, near tropical vegetation and expanse of blue sky a constant reminder of the city’s location.

After meeting with Zheng Guogu, we were taken to the artist’s awe-inspiring project,The Age of Empires (2008- ), a complex of unfinished buildings and structures, an artist studio and sprawling gardens. This mythical project, developed as part of Zheng’s own practice, was a project that we had read about and eagerly explored. It gave us a glimpse into the working process and conceptual ambition of Zheng, his connection to the city of Yangjiang, and his interest in how art can be integrated into life, and life into art.

After a studio visit and a tour of his new work, Zheng led us on a walk through his garden to a series of elevated pavilions nestled in the treetops and overlooking the property. These pavilions were specially constructed for tea ceremonies, which we happily participated in. After some time of drinking, heavy rains and strong winds swept through, which we later discovered to be Typhoon Kalmaegi, heading towards Hainan.

As the afternoon passed, Zheng told us that we had been invited to the wedding banquet of a friend, where we would then meet the other members of the Yangjiang Group, Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin, as well as other local artists and friends. This generous hospitality and openness to visitors would continue through the rest of our time in Yangjiang. At dinner, many of the guests remarked how excited they were that visitors from so far away had come to Yangjiang, and that they were proud that Yangjiang Group would be coming to Australia. The other main topic of conversation was food, and the quality of Australian seafood.

The following day we ventured to the Yangjiang Group studio – a massive concrete building, constructed out of compound geodesic shapes and surrounded by gardens. Zheng designed the building himself, and when asked what his neighbours thought of the studio he simply said, ‘they think we are aliens’.

During the morning we were given a tour of the building and talked about earlier projects – Yangjiang Group’s take on shu-fa (calligraphy); After Dinner Shu Fa at Cricket Pavilion (2012); Waterfall an important sculptural work constructed out of calligraphy and wax; as well as more recent projects that incorporate clothing sourced from Yangjiang.

The rest of the day was left to drinking tea and discussing the influence that various teas can have on the body, as well as the upcoming project in Sydney. It was a rare and great privilege to spend this time discussing and reflecting upon the relationship between life and art for Yangjiang Group, and how both life and art exert influence upon one another. How one expresses themselves in space; how one considers the built environment; the contemplation of the cultural value of tea and food; what one does with the left-overs from dinner; these are all opportunities for reflection for Yangjiang Group.

From this trip and the time spent with Yangjiang Group in their hometown it’s clear that their artistic process is an expression of everyday life and an exploration of the connections between social action and cultural meaning.

We’ve now proposed to Yangjiang Group that they take over all of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – to incorporate the office and administrative functions into the installation and to allow us (the staff) to think carefully about the roles that we assign to culture in our daily lives. In the coming months, Zheng Guogu will travel to Sydney for a site visit as part of the development of the exhibition and performance in January 2015.

Support the Actions for Tomorrow Kickstarter

Stay tuned for another update about Zheng’s visit to Sydney, and an invitation to all of our Kickstarter supporters to attend a private artist talk by Zheng about the Yangjiang Group.

Drinking Tea with Yangjiang Group

Drinking tea with Yangjiang Group

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Drinking tea with Yangjiang Group
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Yangjiang Wedding Party
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Typhoon Approaching

 

Launching Actions for Tomorrow

We successfully reached our target for Kickstarter
Thanks to all our supporters

Click through to the 4A Kickstarter campaign for further details. Check out the great rewards.

 

Yangjiang Group, one of China’s most talked about artist groups, is coming to Australia this Summer to take over our patch of Sydney’s Chinatown. Through their unique brand of Chinese calligraphy and all-night binge brainstorming sessions that lead to wild ideas and spontaneous, strange and surreal happenings, Yangjiang Group explode the boundaries of traditional Chinese art forms to explore ideas of collective action and the ever-shifting dynamic of the individual in relation to the group.

Hailing from Yangjiang, a coastal city in Guangdong province, Yangjiang Group has three members – Zheng Guogu (郑国谷), Chen Zaiyan (陈再炎) and Sun Qinglin (孙庆麟) who have developed projects all over the world. They expand ideas of traditional Chinese calligraphy in experimental and surprising ways alongside performance, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. Their works are often a series of daily actions and processes that take several forms: from large-scale architectural structures that envelope audiences in offbeat and immersive environments, to performances that invite social actions and private introspection.  

4A has been selected by Art Basel’s International Crowdfunding Jury to be part of Art Basel’s Crowdfunding Initiative that supports projects from non-profit visual arts organisations from around the world.

With your support Yangjiang Group will surprise and delight audiences with Actions for Tomorrow (明日行动) an intoxicating contemporary art project to heat up Sydney’s summer.

More than just an exhibition of artwork Actions for Tomorrow is a process that highlights the importance of artistic actions as part of our everyday encounters, tracing arcs of activity and points of contact between individual and collective forces in Asia alongside our own Australian context. The project will comprise a major installation at 4A and a one-night-only performance and party at the Chinese Gardens of Friendship during Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival Celebrations.

 

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Image above: Yangjiang Group,  Interior Courtyard III (The Garden of Pine) (2008), Multimedia Installations, Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists.

 


 

Yangjiang Group, After Dinner Shu Fa, 2012, Performance and Photo, Exhibition view at Eastside Projects. Courtesy the artists.

 

Yangjang Group, The Garden of Pine – Also fierce than tiger (2010), mixed media installation. Courtesy the artists.

 

The Big Picture: Lives, Landscapes, Homelands in Australian and Chinese Art

Edmund Capon, AM, OBE Former Director, Art Gallery of NSW, and Chair of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Aaron Seeto, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Toby Chapman, Curator, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; James Nguyen, 4A Beijing Studio Program 2014; Claudia Nicholson, 4A Beijing Studio Program 2014; will be speaking at the upcoming 2nd FASIC Australian Studies in China Conference, Renmin University of China, Beijing – The Big Picture: Lives, Landscapes, Homelands in Australian and Chinese Art. Registration for this conference is currently open and closes on 10 September.

 

The 2nd FASIC Australian Studies in China Conference
11 – 12 September 2014, Renmin University of China, Beijing

Hosted by:
The Australian Studies Centre, Renmin University
In collaboration with the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC)

Convened by:
Professor David Walker, BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies Peking University

The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC), and the Australian Studies Centre at Renmin University, are pleased to present the 2nd FASIC Australian Studies in China Conference, The Big Picture: Lives, Landscapes, Homelands in Australian and Chinese Art.

The conference is designed to stimulate discussion in a field that has become increasingly important to both Australia and China, but which has not received the kind of attention it deserves within the broader Australian Studies community in China. 

The conference will address artistic practices and exchanges, the role and function of the cultural industries and changing perceptions of identity, place and belonging.

It will be the first event of this scale focusing specifically on the China- Australia arts relationship to be held in China, and will bring together a leading lineup of Australian and Chinese artists, curators, gallery directors, academics and cultural thinkers. They will share their insights over two days of panel discussions, keynote presentations, interviews and special performances and exhibitions, running on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September at Renmin University. Additional public talks will also run on Saturday September 13 at the Red Gate Gallery and Capital M Restaurant in Beijing. 

Program highlights include keynote presentations by previous Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon AM OBE, on ‘Understanding and Defining Australia through Art’, and Prof Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Editor of the Griffith REVIEW, on ‘The Uses of Culture’. The program will also feature a special performance by acclaimed Australian photographer and storytelling artist William Yang

For further details click here

 

Attending the Conference:

The conference is open to the public and attendance is free but registration is required. To register to attend the conference, please email Joanna Bayndrian by September 1 on joanna@creative-asia.net

 

Featured speakers for 2014 include: 

 

Edmund CAPON, AM, OBE Former Director, Art Gallery of NSW

Prof Julianne SCHULTZ, AM, FAHA Founding Editor, Griffith REVIEW

 

William YANG Australian Artist

Lesley ALWAY Director, Asialink Arts

Stephanie BRITTON Founding Executive Editor, Artlink

Dr Richard BULLEN Art Historian, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Alison CARROLL, AM Art Critic, Writer and Curator

Toby CHAPMAN Curator, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney 

Dr Sophie COUCHMAN Curator, Chinese Museum

Michael DOWNS Artist 

Jayne DYER Australian artist

Prof Bill GAMMAGE, AM Humanities Research Centre, ANU

Prof Sasha GRISHIN, AM, FAHA Art Historian, Art Critic and Curator

Richard FIDLER Broadcaster, ABC Radio

Kevin HOBGOOD-BROWN Managing Director, Foundation for Australian Studies in China, and Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory

LI Youwen Associate Professor, Australian Studies Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Dr LI Zhe Art Historian and Curator 

LIU Lifen Founder/Director of Tai Project, Kunming

Djon MUNDINE, AM Independent Curator

Claudia NICHOLSON Australian Artist

James NGUYEN Australian Artist

Dr Geoff RABY former Australian Ambassador to China

Suhanya Raffel Director of Collections, Art Gallery of NSW, and Australia-China Council Board Director

Dr Claire ROBERTS Art Historian and Curator

Aaron SEETO Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Jiawei SHEN Chinese Australian Artist

Iona WHITTAKER Art Critic and Editor, Randian

WU Di PhD candidate, Australian Studies Centre, Remnin University 

Prof ZHANG Yongxian Professor of English, and Director, Australian Studies Centre, Renmin University of China

ZHANG Lansheng Artist, Curator and Art Historian 

ZHANG Lijia Writer

Image: William Yang, Lake George #2, 2010, digital ink jet print, 34 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist.

4A A4 CALL OUT FOR A4 WORKS

Artists! 4A is seeking A4 art works from across Australia and the globe for this year’s 4A A4 fundraising exhibition, celebrating the work of emerging and established artists alike and raising funds for 4A’s program.

Last year 4A A4 raised over $25,000 in 24 hours, through the generosity of artists and supporters. Help us break this record!

Join the challenge and make it A4. Be creative with your choice of material and the medium of the work, so long as you keep within an A4 size limit.

Registration is free. Then post or deliver your art work to 4A by Friday 31 October 2014, 5pm.

All art works will be:

  • Featured in the exhibition
  • Featured online at 4a.com.au and on 4A social media
  • Available for sale for a fixed price of AUD $200 each with proceeds going directly back to 4A’s program.
  • Art works will be sold anonymously. The names of artists only announced once works are sold.
  • All submitted art works are considered donations to 4A. Entries will not be returned.

Rally your networks to take part by sharing this link with friends. Thank you for your support!

Since 1996, artists have always supported artists and contributed to the making of 4A. Today we’re just as passionate as the artists who started the organisation and our ethos stands: to create opportunities for other artists, develop platforms to exhibit and encourage critical, independent discussion. Artists today need all the help they can get! This is the second year of 4AA4, check out the artists list from last year here.

 

 

Exhibition dates

Submission deadline:  Friday 31 October, 5pm

Exhibition opening: 6 November 2014, 6-8pm

 

Eligibility

Submission is open to all artists from Australia and internationally.

Registration is free and submissions are unlimited. We value your support!

 

How to Apply

Complete the registration form and submit it with the art work to:

4A A4 submissions
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
PO BOX K1312
Haymarket NSW 1240


Enquiries

info@4a.com.au
+ 61 2 9212 0380

 

Image: Tully Arnot

 

VIDEO: Cosmin Costinas: A Journal of the Plague Year: A Case Study of Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

Cosmin Costinas
A Journal of the Plague Year: A Case Study of Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

This talk will present an insight into recent research and projects by Cosmin Costinas for Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong. Para/Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art space and one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications and discursive projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.
 
Since 2011 Cosmin Costinas has been the Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site, where he has delivered a number of exhibitions that discuss and explore local political and historical contexts. Costinas will discuss a number of the challenges in presenting these projects, and consider how they fit within broader curatorial conversations in Hong Kong.
 
As a relative newcomer to Hong Kong, Cosmin will also speak about his personal perspective in developing exhibitions and the role that collaboration plays in working in a new cultural context. What kind of responsibility does a curator, or indeed an organisation, have to the local?

 

This talk was presented as part of the 4A’s Curators’ Intensive 2014. More here

 

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The Curators’ Intensive is an initiative of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has been made possible with the support of Sue Acret & James Roth and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 4A acknowledges the support of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.

VIDEO: Sophie McIntyre: Politics, Art & Representation: Curatorship in an intercultural context

Dr Sophie McIntyre
Politics, Art & Representation: Curatorship in an intercultural context

This presentation explores the spatial and relational dynamics of curating exhibitions in an intercultural context by focussing on the meaning and significance of place in a geo-political, cultural, artistic and museological context. Drawing on several exhibitions  of contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region that Dr. McIntyre has (co)curated, the presentation will delve into the politics of cultural representation and it will reflect on some of the challenges and valuable insights gained when curating across and between different cultures and audiences.

 

This talk was presented as part of the 4A’s Curators’ Intensive 2014. More here

 

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The Curators’ Intensive is an initiative of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has been made possible with the support of Sue Acret & James Roth and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 4A acknowledges the support of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.

 

VIDEO: Robin Peckham: Tracing the Post-Internet

 

Robin Peckham
Tracing the Post-Internet: A Case Study in Curatorial Process

What are the relationships between the movement that has come to be called ‘post-internet’ and the media realities of the historical moment that enables it?  This talk will present the curatorial process and research behind the exhibition Art Post-Internet co-curated by Peckham, paying close attention to the differences between survey methodologies and thematic approaches. Peckham will respond to notions including the differences between intent and effect in artistic practice, the tension between documentation and materiality in recent art, collaboration as a tool, the specificities of the exhibition and other possible realisations, and categories of curatorial work from essayistic narrative compositions to forms of analysis.  This presentation will tentatively structure a logic by which we might be able to expand a thematic understanding of post-internet art based on an empirical understanding of its social core.

 

This talk was presented as part of the 4A’s Curators’ Intensive 2014. More here

 

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The Curators’ Intensive is an initiative of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has been made possible with the support of Sue Acret & James Roth and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 4A acknowledges the support of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.

4A announces its Beijing Studio Program artists for 2014

4A is pleased to announce the two Australian artists selected for our Beijing Studio Program in 2014 at the studios of Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin.

Claudia Nicholson and James Nguyen were chosen by 4A’s Visual Arts Advisory committee based on the strength of their applications, the potential benefits for their practices and capacity to extend their own cross-cultural networks.

Aaron Seeto, 4A’s Director stated that “the committee were impressed by the extremely high standard of individual applicants from across Australia. It proved difficult to selected only two participants, and I am encouraged by the number of younger artists who applied. Congratulations to both Claudia and James, who I expect will benefit greatly from this opportunity.”

The Program will give these young artists a fantastic opportunity to place their practices within a much broader international art context in a city such as Beijing.

Nicholson and Nguyen will travel to China to commence their month-long residency in September 2014.

 

Claudia Nicholson (b. 1987, Bogota, Colombia; raised in Australia) is a Sydney-based artist, whose work is multidisciplinary with a focus in painting, video and performance. As an artist and an adopted child Nicholson occupies an ambiguous position between Australian and Latino cultures. Her work questions the construction of identity in the absence of a known ancestry and subsequent experiences of cultural and geographic dislocation. She graduated from College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and spent a semester in 2008 as an exchange student in Centro Universitario de Arte, University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Nicholson has been selected as a finalist for several awards, including Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize (2008) and Yen Art Award, Gaffa (2014). She has participated in group exhibitions, predominantly in Sydney, including at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Firstdraft, Gaffa, Somewhere Gallery, Kudos Gallery and COFA Gallery. Her first solo exhibition was Silly Homeland at Gaffa, Sydney (2013) and her most recent solo exhibition was presented at Firstdraft, Sydney in April 2014, titled Ni Chicha Ni Limonada.   Nicholson has also taken part in the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2012) and has undertaken artist residency programs in Sydney and Peru.

James Nguyen (b.1982, Vietnam) is a Sydney-based artist interested in the critical and applied methods of new art forms to politics and culture. His diverse work ranges from drawing and painting to installation, video and performance. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from National Art School, Sydney, in 2012 and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of Arts (SCA), University of Sydney. Since 2012 Nguyen has participated in several group exhibitions including at Articulate Project Space, Sydney; YOLK Collective, Sydney; William Wright’s Artists Projects, Sydney; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. He has also taken part in collaborative projects in Sydney such as Briony Barr Drawing Project at AIAS Conference and COSMOS Collaborative between SCA and Sydney Conservatorium. His first solo exhibition was at Bradfield College, North Sydney, in 2013 titled EXIT Strategy, and his recent solo exhibition, The Man With the Movie Camera, was presented at both SCA Gallery and FELTspace, Adelaide in 2014.

 

Images: Claudia Nicholson, Baby I Would Climb The Andes (2014), Silleta made of plywood and native Australian flowers, Image courtesy the artist and Zan Wimberley.
James Nguyen, 360 Degree Radial Arc (2014), multi-channel video installation. Image courtesy the artist.n flowers, Image courtesy the artist and Zan Wimberley.

 

Beijing Studio Program is an annual program of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and in 2014 is supported by Vicki Olsson.

SUPPORT 4A – 2014 APPEAL

Australia’s relationship with Asia is always changing.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art has been at the forefront of understanding Asian-Australian art and culture since 1996. We have world-wide networks and expertise. We support artists, develop exhibitions, run education workshops and present our program around Australia and the world.

4A’s perspective is unique. We speak globally about the social, cultural and economic transformations happening in our region. We know that Asian culture is making an important impact on Australia’s future and that contemporary art tells the story of our time.Without your support 4A’s activities can’t reach their greatest potential to reflect and enact change in Australia’s unfolding relationship with Asia.

Support us to make creative connections with Asia happen.

Make a tax-deductible donation* to support us now

         

* The Australian Taxation office recognises the importance of donations to charitable organisations and provides incentives to encourage them. Donations will be received by the AAAA INC Fund of the The Asian Australian Artists Association Inc (4A) which has DGR status. All donations of $2 or more will be tax deductible.
If you would like to support 4A in other ways, or would like to know more about our donor program, please contact the Director by email or on 02 9212 0380.

VIDEO: WAYS: OMAR CHOWDHURY

Ways is the first solo exhibition by Australian artist Omar Chowdhury. Chowdhury has spent the past two years working in the country of his birth and one of the most densely populated on earth, whose character is deeply informed by religious faiths and daily acts of worship. There, he has created an ambitious new body of work, which traverses urban and rural terrains searching for material embodiments of spiritual transcendence.

Chowdhury produces large-scale and richly detailed moving image works filmed on location in Bangladesh during extended periods of immersion in various cultural and physical landscapes.

 

CURATORS’ INTENSIVE 2014

4A’s Curators’ Intensive is an initiative developed by 4A to encourage professional advancement amongst early career Australian cultural practitioners with an interest in curatorial practice. The Intensive will take place between Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 July at various locations in Sydney, Australia.

This is the second Intensive (following 2012) and will be led by three established curators who are working in an international context with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. In 2014 the Curators’ Intensive will feature:

Cosmin Costinas (HK)

Dr Sophie McIntyre (AUS)

Robin Pekham (HK/Beijing)

These curators along with 4A will deliver this program over four consecutive days through a mix of public discussions and closed forums. The Intensive will consist of the following: each evening there will be a public presentation by one curator. On the following day a closed workshop will be led by one of the curators for participants only. Through these discussions participants will expand on the issues raised by curators during their public presentations.

This program will be of interest to curators or cultural practitioners at the beginning of their careers, as well as those currently working independently or in institutions and interested in participating in an expanded discussion around curatorial practice. While focused on a broad conception of contemporary Asian art, this program will encompass a much larger range of curatorial discussions. The participating curators have a wide variety of experiences from socially engaged art, curating local history, international perspectives, as well as museums and independent spaces.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

In 2014 the 4A Curators’ Intensive includes a series of free public talks at 4A presented by our guest curators.
Bookings are essential via eventbrite. Please note you will need to book separately for each talks.

 

Thursday 10 July, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Tracing the Post-Internet: A Case Study in Curatorial Process
Robin Peckham
Book here

What is the relationship between the movement that has come to be called ‘post-internet’ and the media realities of the historical moment that enables it?

This talk will present the curatorial process and research behind the exhibition Art Post-Internet co-curated by Peckham, paying close attention to the differences between survey methodologies and thematic approaches to curating. Peckham will respond to notions including the differences between intent and effect in artistic practice, the tension between documentation and materiality in recent art, collaboration as a tool, the specificities of the exhibition and other possible realisations, and categories of curatorial work from essayistic narrative compositions to forms of analysis.

This presentation will tentatively structure a logic by which we might be able to expand a thematic understanding of post-internet art based on an empirical understanding of its social core.

 

Friday 11 July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Politics, Art & Representation: Curatorship in an intercultural context
Dr Sophie McIntyre
Book here

This presentation explores the spatial and relational dynamics of curating exhibitions in an intercultural context by focussing on the meaning and significance of place in a geo-political, cultural, artistic and museological context. Drawing on several exhibitions  of contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region that Dr. McIntyre has (co)curated, the presentation will delve into the politics of cultural representation and it will reflect on some of the challenges and valuable insights gained when curating across and between different cultures and audiences.

 

Saturday 12 July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ten Million Rooms of Yearning & A Journal of the Plague Year: A Case Study of Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

Cosmin Costinas
Book here

This talk will present an insight into recent research and projects by Cosmin Costinas for Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong. Para/Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art space and one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications and discursive projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.
 
Since 2011 Cosmin Costinas has been the Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site, where he has delivered a number of exhibitions that discuss and explore local political and historical contexts. Costinas will discuss a number of the challenges in presenting these projects, and consider how they fit within broader curatorial conversations in Hong Kong.
 
As a relative newcomer to Hong Kong, Cosmin will also speak about his personal perspective in developing exhibitions and the role that collaboration plays in working in a new cultural context. What kind of responsibility does a curator, or indeed an organisation, have to the local?

 


 

Curators’ Biographies:

Cosmin Costinas is the Executive Director of the Para/site Art Space, Hong Kong’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to contemporary visual art. He was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1982. His was previously curator of BAK in the Netherlands; co-director of the 2010 Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, ; and editor of the magazine documenta 12. Major exhibitions include Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York for Para/site (2012); Spacecraft Icarus 13. Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere and In the Middle of Things for BAK (2011), and I, the Undersigned, a touring exhibition at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London, the Lunds Konsthall in Lund, tranzit+display in Prague, and Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart (2010–2011).

Dr Sophie McIntyre is a curator, art writer and lecturer with a particular interest in contemporary Asian art. After working for more than seventeen years as an art curator and gallery director, she completed a PhD on the impact of identity politics on artistic and exhibitionary practices during the post-martial law period in Taiwan. Sophie has lived in China and Taiwan and curated several art exhibitions from this region that have toured nationally and internationally. These include Penumbra (2007); Islanded: Contemporary Art from New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan (2005) (co-curated with Lee Weng Choy and Eugene Tan), Concrete Horizons: Art from China (2004) and Face to Face: Contemporary Art from Taiwan (1999-2000). She has given papers and published extensively on this field in exhibition catalogues, books and journals. Sophie was employed as a curator and gallery director of two university art museums in Australia and New Zealand, and prior to this time she worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and in other public and commercial galleries in Sydney and Brisbane.

Robin Peckham is an editor and curator based between Hong Kong and Beijing. He operated the independent exhibition space Saamlung, Hong Kong from 2011-2013, and has organised exhibitions for institutions including the City University of Hong Kong; Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong; and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. Peckham has lectured at the University of Hong Kong City University, and Asia Art Archive. His writing is published in Artforum, LEAP, Monopol and Yishu, as well as books for the Minsheng Art Museum, Para/site Art Space, and Timezone8, including publications on video art pioneer Zhang Peili and architectural interventionists MAP Office.


 

2014 Intensive Participants:

Miriam Arbus (VIC) is originally from Canada where she studied Art History, Contemporary Theory and Curatorship at Concordia University and the University of Toronto. After completing her Masters degree she relocated to Melbourne. With dedicated interest in contemporary localised art practice, Miriam works as the Director and Curator of Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne. Her areas of foci are pertinent to new media practices as well as participatory art.

Mira Asriningtyas (INDONESIA) works as an independent curator and writer in Yogyakarta. In 2011 she founded an independent space that aims to build a supportive and positive environment for young artists – Lir Space, Yogyakarta. She was chosen as one of the curators in Young Curator Forum of Cemeti Art House, and recently selected to be part of the Young Curators Workshop by the Japan Foundation, Indonesia. Mira is especially interested in conceptually-driven projects, contemporary artworks and text-based art.

Andrew Ewing (NT) is Vietnamese-Australian. He has curated a discussion panel on Art & Censorship in Indonesia in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival where he worked for three years. He was Program Manager at 24HR Art – the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, curating smaller spaces as well as co-curating a touring show with David Broker called Territorial. He received an Australia Council grant to work at the Venice Biennale, was Director and curator of the Darwin Pride Festival, and is currently on the selection committee for Asialink.

Sebastian Goldspink (NSW) is a Sydney-based curator and administration. In late 2011 he founded ALASKA Projects, a multi-disciplinary art space located in Sydney’s Kings Cross. Since opening, ALASKA has held over 50 exhibitions and showcased the work of over 300 emergings artists. Sebastian has curated extensively for ALASKA’s touring shows including I Miss Your More When It Rains, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch and As Above So Below, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans. He is the curator of the John Fries Memorial Prize and the Art Bank roving curator for 2013/14. He is a regular contributor to arts publications including Inside, Art Collector, NAVA Quarterly and Sturgeon.

Sophie Kitson (NSW) has spent the last few years focusing on architecture and design, public programs, invigilating, writing and arts administration for various Australian and Italian based arts institutions. Most recently, she has been working at the USA Pavilion for the 55th Biennale di Venezia; has been curatorial assistant for Alaska Projects’ Director Sebasian Goldspink; completed a 3-month internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, and was the recipient of the 2012 Firstdraft Emerging Curators Program.

Alana Kushnir (VIC) is a freelance curator and art lawyer. She recently returned to Melbourne after living in London while completing her MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths. Her curatorial interests are focused on the intersection of the law, methodologies of curating and art practices which have been influenced by the advent of the internet.

While working across a variety of contexts, Tess Maunder (QLD) is primarily interested in a field of public inquiry beyond the individual curatorial position. Maunder is a founding co-director of The Maximilian with Laura Brown. In 2013, Maunder participated in both the 5th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course and ICI course: What does it mean to be international? Tess currently works for Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.

Tulleah Pearce (NSW) is a Sydney-based curator and producer. She is interested in performative, situated and interdisciplinary art practices. She currently works as the Associate Curator at Performance Space and is a Co-Director of Firstdraft artist-run initiative. She has previously co-directed Critical Animals creative research symposium as part of This is Not Art, Newcastle.

Kyle Weise (VIC) is co-director of Screen Space, a not-for-profit screen-based gallery in Melbourne. He is a PhD candidate in Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne, where his research is focused on the moving image and the construction of space. Kyle is a former committee member of Kings ARI, Melbourne and was co-director of Beam Contemporary, Melbourne from 2010 to 2014.

Chloé Wolifson (NSW) is a Sydney-based independent arts writer and curator with an emerging practice across artist-run, commercial and public domains. She has curated exhibitions in Sydney at Breezeblock, Slot Gallery and Carriageworks, and is regularly commissioned as an arts writer. She currently sits on the board of Runway Australian Experimental Art Journal. www.chloewolifson.com

Gintani Nur Apresia Swastika (INDONESIA) is an independent curator currently based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Luisa Tresca (NSW) is an Italian born writer and gallery assistant with a background in Comparative Literature and five years working experience in the Chinese contemporary art field. After receiving an MA in Comparative Literature from Dublin City University, she moved to Beijing in 2009 and worked as a team member of Cao Fei’s RMB City art studio and with contemporary art gallery Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou. Luisa recently relocated to Sydney, Australia.

 

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Curators’ Intensive is an initiative of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has been made possible with the support of Sue Acret & James Roth and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 4A acknowledges the support of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.

 

4A Members Program Announced for 2014

The 4A Members’ Program is a series of tailored events offering a chance to connect with people who share your passion for contemporary art.

As part of 4A’s 2014 Members’ Program we spend an afternoon at the Bundeena studio of Chinese-Australian painter, Shen Jiawei. Later in November, Members once again have first pick of artworks at our hugely popular 4A A4 fundraising exhibition, before wrapping up the year with an exclusive tour of a Sydney-based collector’s acquisitions.

If you’re already a 4A Member then be sure to get in quick as places are limited for a number of events.

If you’re not a Member then join today to enjoy what our Members’ Program has to offer and all the other benefits of membership.


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SHEN JIAWEI STUDIO VISIT
Meeting point: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Date: Saturday 30 August 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Ticketed: $22 for Members + booking fee
Bookings: HERE

4A takes you to beautiful Bundeena on the edge of the Royal National Park to the studio of celebrated Chinese-Australian artist, Shen Jiawei. Members have the rare opportunity to get a personal glimpse into the studio practice of a prominent painter who was a self-taught and prolific propaganda artist during China’s Cultural Revolution, with his work reproduced on posters seen in the millions. Members meet at 4A and travel with us by public transport (train and ferry) to Bundeena (approx 60 mins travel time each way). Places are limited so book early!

 

 

4A A4 EXHIBITION – EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS’ PREVIEW
Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Date: Thursday 6 November 2014
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Bookings: HERE

Be first through the door for our much anticipated 4A A4 fundraising exhibition for your chance to buy works by leading contemporary Australian and international artists. Artworks are exhibited anonymously with artists’ namesand artwork details revealed upon sale. Support 4A’s programs by getting in before the general public.

 

COLLECTOR’S TOUR
Meeting point: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Date: November 2014 (date to be announced)
Time: To be announced
Bookings will be announced

For our final 4A Members’ event 4A’s Director Aaron Seeto takes you to the home of a passionate Sydney-based art collector who will introduce you to significant works in their collection and the stories behind their acquisitions.

 

4A BEIJING STUDIO PROGRAM 2014

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4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 4A Beijing Studio Program.

Through this initiative, two early career artists will embark one a month-long intensive studio program in September 2014 (exact dates to be announced) at the studios of internationally renowned Chinese-Australian, artist Shen Shaomin located in Huairou District on the outskirts of Beijing.

4A’s Beijing Studio Program provides a unique opportunity for artists to research new projects in rich cultural surroundings, build professional networks and observe the changes taking place in one of the most important cities in the Asia region. On return to Australia artists will be invited to present their experiences in a public forum and make a proposal for an exhibition at 4A. If successful they will be mentored by 4A in the development of an exhibition in 2015. This is the third consecutive year that the program has been running.

The Program covers airfares, accommodation, daily meals, travel/medical insurance and a small stipend. Moreover it will provide an ongoing professional mentorship, cross-cultural exchange and access to 4A’s networks in China.

ABOUT SHEN SHAOMIN
Over the last twenty years Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin has forged an important international career with an emphasis on experimental, conceptual and installation works. Based in Beijing, and having spent over a decade in Australia, Shen’s work spans a number of medium and explores individual and collective experiences of humanity and their impacts on our natural and constructed surroundings. Shen Shaomin has previously exhibited with 4A in The Floating Eye, Sydney Pavilion, 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); and presented the solo exhibition, The Day After Tomorrow (2011). His work has been included in Liverpool Biennial (2006) and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010). In China he has exhibited at Today Art Museum, Beijing; Tang Contemporary, Beijing; Platform China, Beijing; Shanghai Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong. Across Europe and North America selected exhibitions include, Groniger Museum, Holland; Urs Meile Gallery, Switzerland; ZKM Museum Karlrusche, Germany; Millennium Park, Chicago and Eli Klein Fine Art, New York.

Please read guidelines below and download the application form for full details.

Download a copy of the application form

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Application is open to visual artists who are currently Australian permanent residents with less than five years’ continuous professional experience (including postgraduate studies), or who consider themselves early career for other reasons.

Please submit support material which has been completed in the last two years.

PROGRAM PERIOD
Successful artists must be available for travel to Beijing, for one month in the beginning of September 2014 (exact dates to be announced). Once set, dates are not negotiable. Both selected artists will be travelling at the same time.

CRITERIA
Successful artists will be chosen based on the quality of their works, reasons for participation, viability of their participation and the potential benefits to the applicant’s artistic development. Decisions will be made by 4A’s Visual Arts Advisory Committee Panel and all decisions are final.

REQUIRED INFORMATION

To apply for the 4A Beijing Residency Program please download a copy of the application form and include the following:

  1. A statement of interest detailing why you would like to participate in the Studio Program and how you will benefit from it. Maximum 1 page.
  2. A current CV. Maximum 1 page.
  3. Support material material comprising a Powerpoint document with 10 images OR video material (10 minutes maximum) supplied as URL linke to uploaded content.

Please do not send us original material and note that submitted material will not be returned.

Applications should be submitted via email, post or in person to:

 

Toby Chapman

Assistant Curator

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Shop 3/181-187 Hay Street Haymarket NSW 2000

toby.chapman@4a.com.au

 

Applications for the 2014 Beijing Studio Program have now closed. 

 

SUPPORT MATERIAL

Please supply images in Powerpoint or PDF at 72-dpi res with your application. Please do not send individual files.

Video material must be uploaded to a website and URL should be supplied for viewing.

 

AMENITIES

Accommodation and facilities are housed in Shen Shaomin’s studio, 52km from Beijing city centre (approximately 60 mins drive). These are newly built residences. In addition to a stipend, the studio will provide meals daily as well as a driver/translator available for a limited number of days to explore surrounding artists’ studio, galleries and other locations.

Chinese language skills are not necessary.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Artists are responsible for obtaining necessary visas for entry into China and appropriate travel/medical insurance.
  • Artists are responsible for any excess baggage or freight to/from the Studio Program.
  • Artists will be asked to sign an agreement outlining the terms of the Program and their travel.
  • Artists will be asked to provide a public presentation of their trip on their return.

 

ENQUIRIES

Toby Chapman
Assistant Curator
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay St, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9212 0380
toby.chapman@4a.com.au

 

EDMUND CAPON AM, OBE APPOINTED NEW CHAIR OF 4A

4 March 2014

The Board of 4A today announces the appointment of Edmund Capon AM, OBE as the new Chair of the Board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Capon is one of the most respected and recognised figures in the arts, and takes up the position just prior to the launch of 4A’s major 2014 solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed Thai artist, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, in Storytellers of the Town (opening 14 March).

4A Director Aaron Seeto said, “Edmund Capon’s appointment to the Board of 4A as its Chairman is a tremendous appointment and we warmly welcome him to the role. Following Edmund’s extensive career at the highest levels of the art sector, including leading the Art Gallery of NSW for 33 years, he brings enthusiasm and a great wealth of knowledge and expertise to the 4A organisation. Edmund also shares with 4A a strong passion for Asian art and cultural exchange. His appointment comes at a significant time for both 4A and the rapidly developing Australia-Asia cultural network which we operate within.”

 “The arts of Asia have always been an absolute passion of mine. 4A deals so much with contemporary life: it’s about bringing the art of Asia here now, so that we can get that rapport and communication with the creative spirits around us in the Asian region.”

“You cannot imagine anything more important and pertinent to a place like Sydney and Australia than to get involved with Asia culturally, socially and economically and to underwrite all that with a certain cultural sensitivity – that’s what the arts has the power to do.”

4A is a pioneering organisation and one of the first in Australia to dedicate its entire program and activities to the contemporary art of the Asia-Pacific region. Since its humble beginnings in 1996 in a small office space in Chinatown, 4A has undergone a number of significant transformations that reflect the growth of contemporary Asian art in Australia. 4A has grown into an important national site for contemporary artistic contemplation with an impressive network of artists, organisations and supporters throughout Australia and around the world.

Recent notable projects include the Sydney Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale (2012); Song Dong Waste Not presented through a partnership with 4A and Carriageworks (2013) and Vertical Villages developed for the Jakarta Biennale (2013). 4A’s list of artistic collaborators spans China, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia, Korea, Taiwan, US, UK, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand as well as Australia.

Dr Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Senior Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs at the Asia Society in New York City, who is also 4A’s founding Director said, “4A has emerged as an important regional voice, not only creating opportunities for Asian artists in Australia, but also advocating for the contemporary art of the region. The appointment of Edmund Capon to the Board of 4A signals an exciting opportunity. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which I imagine will raise the profile of 4A more broadly both in Australia and elsewhere.”

Lindy Lee, artist and former Chair of 4A states: “In its history, 4A has been at the forefront of the discussions of Australia’s cultural diversity ensuring that the voices of contemporary Asian-Australian artists are included within broader definitions of Australian culture. It’s work is of fundamental importance. Edmund Capon will bring a great exuberance to ensure the longevity of 4A.”

Caroline Choy, who held the position of Chair remains a member of the Board.



See the video announcement with Edmund Capon, Lindy Lee and Aaron Seeto talking about 4A here.

 

EDMUND CAPON AM, OBE: Biography
Mr Capon took up his appointment as Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in November 1978 following his arrival from London where, for the previous five years, he held the position of Assistant Keeper, Far Eastern Section, Victoria and Albert Museum.  He stepped down as director on 23 December 2011.

Mr Capon attained a Master of Philosophy Degree in Chinese Art and Archaeology (including language) from London University’s Department of Oriental and African Studies with his thesis entitled: The Inter-dependence of Chinese Buddhist Sculpture in Bronze and Stone from AD386 to 581, and is a recognised world expert in his particular field.

In October 2003 Mr Capon opened the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ newly rebuilt Asian galleries.  This major building project has created two levels of greatly enhanced and expanded exhibition space for the Gallery’s Asian collection, as well as space for touring exhibitions of Asian art.  In May 2011 Mr Capon opened 3,300 square metres of new and refurbished modern and contemporary galleries, which includes dedicated display space for the Kaldor Family Collection.

Mr Capon is a Visiting Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of New South Wales; is on the Board of the St James Ethics Committee; has written extensively on the arts of China; written and presented a 3-part ABC TV-China Central Television co-produced documentary entitled Meishu: Travels in Chinese Art which has been distributed worldwide; developed the AGNSW as a centre for Asian art display and education; created the Gallery’s highly successful Foundation, a Capital fund, to acquire works for the Collection; has curated exhibitions encompassing Asian, European and Australian art; has written extensively on Chinese art & archaeology and on the work of artists such as Jeffrey Smart, Caravaggio and Giacometti.

Mr Capon’s most recent non-Gallery publication is a collection of essays entitled I Blame Duchamp: My Life’s Adventures in Art which was published in November 2009 by Penguin Australia.
He was awarded the Doctor of Letters honoris causa from the University of NSW in 2000 and from Macquarie University in 2010. He has been honoured by the governments of Britain, France, Italy and Australia for his contribution to art and culture.

4A BOARD MEMBERS
Edmund Capon (Chair)
John Choi  (Vice President)
Adrian Williams (Treasurer)
Caroline Choy
Lisa Corsi
Sharon Chen
John Young
Hannah Skrzynski

Australia Platform at Art Stage Singapore curated by Aaron Seeto

Featured alongside leading international galleries and renowned international artists in this weekend’s
Art Stage Singapore is the first Australia Platform, an exhibition comprising six Australian artists curated by Aaron Seeto, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Established in 2011, the last three years have positioned Art Stage Singapore as a top art market capital, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs. Art Stage Singapore returns in 2014 for its 4th edition with a stronger than ever showing of galleries from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, underscoring the fair’s core Asian identity presenting over 100 galleries.

Aaron Seeto has selected a number of Australian artists to present at Singapore’s most important art fair. The Australia Platform is part of Art Stage’s new fair format comprising eight country and regional Platforms adding a new dimension to the fair’s artistic offerings. The Platforms include Southeast Asia, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Central Asia.

Included in the Australia Platform are both emerging and established artists represented by leading Australian galleries: Peter Alwast (GALLERY 9),  Sam Jinks (SULLIVAN+STRUMPF), Juz Kitson (GAGPROJECTS), Jasper Knight & Isabelle Toland (CHALK HORSE), Samuel Quinteros (GALERIE POMPOM), and Khaled Sabsabi (MILANI GALLERY). More on Australian platform artists here.

Says Aaron “This selection of six artists based in different cities around Australia is a snapshot into varied concerns and interests. Their work responds to many of the complexities of contemporary Australian life – from the intersection of its colonial and migrant histories and the politics that arise from Australia’s particular geography, landscape and climate, through to expressions of intimacy and privacy in contrast to the broad openness that characterizes our global interactions.

“This selection is not directed by a theme per se, but really an attitude – that art has an important social role to play, that we understand our contemporary condition when we delve into the complexities and totality of our social and historical experiences.”

Art Stage Singapore takes place 16-19 January 2014. Visit the official website for further information here.