Grab some friends and have a local adventure through Surry Hills and city galleries as part of Art Month from 6 to 8 before heading to 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for drinks and music at the Art Bar from 8 till late.
See the exhibition Song Dong: Dad and Mum, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well an exhibition of work by Song Dong spanning the last 30 years. Emerging as an important artist during a period of significant cultural, social and economic transformation in China, Song Dong’s work reinforces the family unit as a microcosm for society at large. Family members are featured in the artist’s earlier experimental video, photographic, sculptural and neon works which present compelling portraits of parent and child relationships and the power of simple actions in the process of memorialising and remembering.
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Art Month – Precinct Night 3: Surry Hills
Date: 8-10PM, Thursday 14 March 2013
Address: 4A, 181-187 Hay St, Sydney NSW 2000
The Public Life of a Private Collection – Asian Art Collectors in Focus
What role have collectors played in the formation of a contemporary Asian art discourse in Australia? This panel discussion brings together a number of collectors who have been broadly involved in the development of contemporary Asian art in Australia, from the 1980s through to the present.
Do private collections have a public role?
What motivates a collector to share their collections? How important is it for a collector to engage in a relationship with institutional bodies to ensure that their collection plays a wider role in serving the cultural life of a city?
How do private collections intersect with institutional agendas?
How can they nurture, benefit or antagonise the artistic process?
These are a number of questions to be discussed. The panel will look at ways in which collectors have supported and nurtured a discussion of contemporary Asian art in this country, and to speculate their future role in shaping its history.
Pamela Adams, former Director Fire Station Gallery, Rozelle, one of the pioneering galleries focusing on contemporary Asian art in the 1990s
Daniel Droga, collector of contemporary Chinese Art and philanthropist
Dr Dick Quan, collector and philanthropist
Zhang Di, Director WHITE SPACE, Beijing
Chair: Aaron Seeto, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Art
181-187 Hay Street
(between Pitt and George streets)
Produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in partnership with Art Month