Mark Hislop: Prescribe and Tan Yi Feng: In and Out

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10 March – 3 April 1999

Gallery 4A [4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art] presented two exhibitions by emerging Australian artists.

Mark Hislop’s work conceptually starts with the word ‘prescribe.’ It examines the relationships of medical, scientific and modernist paradigms. The word ‘prescribe’ deploys a purposeful authority, a procedural act, presupposing an intent of future action in addition to reliance on previous histories of proven effect.

Tan Yi Feng’s paintings explore themes of migration based upon his journey from China to Australia. His quirky and at times surreal paintings evoke ideas of cultural difference.

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Tan Yi Feng, In and Out no.1-13 (detail), 1999, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 91cm each. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.

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Tan Yi Feng, In and Out no.1-13 (detail) , 1999, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 91cm each. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.

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Tan Yi Feng, In and Out no. 1-13 (detail), 1999, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 91cm each. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.

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Tan Yi Feng, In and Out no. 1-13 (detail), 1999, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 91cm each. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.
Header Image: Tan Yi Feng, In and Out no.1-13 (detail), 1999, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 91cm each. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.