Exhibition opening: I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2, Sydney
6.00PM – 8.00PM
13 November 2020
Exhibition artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Lindy Lee, Leyla Stevens, Zadie Xa and Daniela Yohannes.
I am a heart beating in the world is the first of a series of peripatetic international events that culminate in the second edition of International Curators Forum’s (ICF) Diaspora Pavilion being planned to take place during the Venice Biennale 2021. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is collaborating with ICF to present this unfolding series that will interrogate and complicate the term diaspora. As the first project of the series, I am a heart beating in the world presents the navigations, imaginings and lived experiences of diasporic subjectivities through the works of six artists based in Australia, the UK and Caribbean: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Lindy Lee, Leyla Stevens, Zadie Xa, Daniela Yohannes.
Understanding and approaching diaspora as a distinct sometimes provisional experience nuanced economically, historically and regionally I am a heart beating in the world is as much an exhibition as it is a research project, underpinned by fieldwork and reviews of how artists, curators, theorists and institutions engage with diaspora as a topic. 4A’s biannual Curators Intensive will be held alongside the exhibition in April bringing together early-career Australian curators alongside a UK based early career curator for a week-long professional development program. The intensive will be facilitated through workshops, lectures, site visits and discussions.
Curators: Adelaide Bannerman, Mikala Tai and Jessica Taylor
This opening event starts at 6:00PM with drinks and an opening address.
I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2, Sydney will be exhibited at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from 13 November – 12 December 2020. Original exhibition dates of April – June 2020 were revised to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, creatives, audiences and wider community during the COVID-19 outbreak.