Lunar New Year Talks “Unfixed: Migrant identities in Asian/Australian art and subcultures”
Sunday, 11 February 2024, 3:00am
Chau Chak Wing Museum
University Pl, Camperdown NSW 2050
Free | Register here
To mark the Lunar New Year, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, the Chau Chak Wing Museum and Power Institute present two exciting and thought provoking talks:
Session 1: 2.15pm - 3.00pm
Chasing the Dragon: Migration in contemporary practice
WeiZen Ho, Jacquie Meng and Dongwang Fan, moderated by Con Gerakaris.
This panel will explore the emergence of migration and diaspora as central themes of contemporary Australian art. Artists WeiZen Ho, Jacque Meng and Dongwan Fan will discuss the ways in which their own migratory experiences have shaped their identities and artistic practices, and the changing visibility of such experiences within national and international art settings.
Session 2: 3.15pm - 4.00pm
From Smart to Master: A Journey with China's Most Misunderstood Internet Subculture
Beijing-based artist Ye Funa will present a performance lecture on shāmǎtè (杀马特), a Chinese fashion style that in the 2010s birthed a whole subculture. Ye Funa will offer a fresh perspective on this often misunderstood trend, and its popularity amongst China’s migrant worker community.
Location: Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium at the Chau Chak Wing Museum