4A EDITION VOL 2 #2 now available

4A EDITION is our annual subscription project in which subscribers receive three signed and numbered limited artworks commissioned exclusively for 4A by leading Asian and Australian artists. But we’re keeping the line up of artists a secret. All will be revealed when the parcel arrives on your doorstep. We promise that you will receive something unexpected and unique for your collection or to gift to a friend.

We’re proud to announce the 4A EDITION Vol 2 #2, Phoenix Claw (2012) by Owen Leong is the next in our series.

VOL 2 #2
Owen Leong
Phoenix Claw
Bleached beeswax, 18 x 6 x 4 cm.
Courtesy of the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne.

Owen Leong is a Sydney-based artist who uses the human body as a medium to interrogate social, cultural and political forces. His photographs, sculptures and video performances attempt to subvert our relationship to the body by evoking abject responses to his work. Often employing liquids in his practice such as blood, milk and honey, Leong explores the passage between perceptual and physical thresholds of the body.

Phoenix Claw reflects on the memory of culture, place and identity. The sculpture takes the form of a chicken foot, which is renowned in China for its healing qualities and is considered a culinary delicacy. Cast in pristine bleached beeswax, the sculpture is the physical echo of a once living form: an impression of a body that no longer exists. In the same way that memory holds restorative and regenerative potential, Phoenix Claw gestures towards both a remembered past and an imagined future.

Owen Leong was born 1979 in Sydney, Australia. He studied printmaking, sculpture, performance and installation at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales where he completed his Master of Fine Arts and was the recipient of a prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award. Selected solo exhibitions include Infiltrator at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne (2012); Tidal Skin at Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (2012); and White Amnesia at Sherman Galleries, Sydney (2004). Selected group exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool (2006); Magic Spaces at Today Art Museum, Beijing (2011); Soft Power at Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2007); and Asian Attitude: Transit Forces at the National Museum of Poznan, Poland (2007). He has held artist residencies in Sydney, Manchester, Paris, and Tokyo.


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4A Edition Vol 2 #1 Now released

VOL 2, #1
Area of Maya (2012)
C-type print
60cm x 85cm

Jae Hoon Lee (b.1973) is a Korean artist who lives and works in New Zealand. His artistic practice explores the interplay between real and virtual experience, investigating the boundaries of cultural and physical space. Through extensive travelling, Lee amasses images of different cultural territories and geographical locations, which he then digitally fuses together to create new landscapes that blur real and imaginary experience. By utilising digital media in this manner, Lee’s work transcends spatial boundaries, suggesting possibilities of simultaneity, transformation and boundlessness that reinforces his highly personal Buddhist philosophy.

Area of Maya depicts a map containing animals known to exist at the time of the ancient Mayan civilisation. By superimposing a Polar Bear into the original composition, Lee disrupts the nature of the work by creating a sense of alienation and timelessness: a satirical and analogous comment on the artist’s position as a cultural wanderer, caught in a perpetual state of dislocation.

Jae Hoon Lee was born in 1973 in Seoul, South Korea. Lee’s solo exhibitions include Ground Zero, Starkwhite Auckland (2010), Nomad, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (2010), and Skin Projection, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton New Zealand (2003). Selected group exhibitions include Present Tense, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia(2010); Taste: Food and Feasting in Art, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2009); Jae Hoon Lee and Daniel Crooks, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia


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EDITION VOL 2 now available

EDITION is 4A’s annual subscription project in which subscribers receive three signed and numbered limited artworks created exclusively for 4A by leading Asian and Australian artists.

But we’re keeping the line up of artists a secret. Three times a year you will receive something unexpected and exclusive. All will be revealed when the artwork arrives on your doorstep every few months!

Previous Edition artists in 2011 have included – Jason Wing, Vernon Ah Kee, Vipoo Srivilasa and FX Harsono.

The 2012 EDITION is set to be just as amazing and will be even more limited with only 50 subscriptions available for each of the three editions.

4A EDITION VOL 2, 2012

Receive all three (individual works currently not available) $550 for Members / $600 for non Members
4A EDITION VOL 2, #1 by Jae Hoon Lee is now available

4A EDITION VOL 2, #2 by Owen Leong is now available

Register for 4A EDITION

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4A EDITION VOL 1, #3 Now released

VOL 1, #3
Coral Jug (2011)
Southern Ice Porcelain
12 x 9 x 8 cm
Produced at Claystone Pottery

Vipoo Srivilasa was born in Thailand and is currently based in Melbourne. He works primarily in ceramics, using age-old techniques of pinching and blue and white painting as the basis for his work. His hand-formed pieces are often irreverent, witty and personal, with detailed drawings and unexpected decoration.

Srivilasa’s Coral Jug is a personal response to the significant impact that changing environmental conditions is having on coral reefs. Srivilasa crafted the piece to resemble the texture of coral and glazed its interior to create a functioning jug. The artist encourages us to use this jug daily to remind us of the impact humans have on the fragile natural world. Many of you will remember Vipoo’s fantastic Roop-Rote-Ruang (Taste-Touch-Tell) dinner projects from 2008.


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For further enquiries please contact Summar Hipworth 02 9212 0380.