Exhibition

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen:
Spaces to Stir

Two children sit on a dark gallery floor, in front of three television screens showing bundles of soft paper.

When

29 January -
27 February 2022

Location

Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray St, Sydney NSW

For Lunar New Year, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen will present a newly-commissioned body of work responding to unique landscapes and stories of women-identifying diaspora. Exploring artistic practice, aesthetics and labour, these works will be informed by discussions and interviews with women-identifying artists and friends of Chen. Presenting a bespoke exhibition comprised of video, sound and installation, Spaces to Stir will amplify the quiet and considered lived experiences of the artist.

Cindy, an East Asian woman wearing a dark dress, stands inside a low-lit museum space next to a screen installation and a serie of paper scrolls suspended from the ceiling.
Two children sit on a dark gallery floor, in front of three television screens showing bundles of soft paper.
Front: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Sonic Ink Conversations, 2021, single-channel video with stereo sound | Middle: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Möbius Scrolls, 2021, ink and water on paper installation | Back: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Neither Shan Nor Shui / Langshi Sound Feedback Composition, 2021, three-channel video with stereo sound; photo: Dorcas Tang for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Australian National Maritime Museum, Spaces to Stir, January 2022; courtesy the artist.
A close up image of a length of soft paper. Hatched marks of Chinese and Japanese ink appear to have been vigorously applied to the surface of the paper with a stiff brush.