Exhibition

Lunar New Year

<p><strong>Lunar New Year</strong></p>

When

10 February 2024 -
31 March 2024

Location

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

181-187 Hay St, Haymarket

Exhibition opening day celebrations
Saturday 10 February, 3pm - 6pm
Free | Register here.


Ye Funa: TRANSFORM.ME 易装 · 癖

Ye Funa, The Smart Gallery [杀马特发廊], 2021, Installation view, Exhibitionist_ Smart Master, C5CNM, Beijing

Beijing-based artist Ye Funa presents their audience-participatory installation TRANSFORM.ME [易装 · 癖] on the ground floor of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. This transformative experience turns the gallery into a cyber grunge salon, paying homage to China's SMART (Sha-ma-te) subculture as it has evolved from rural provinces to the vibrant urban youth culture.

Blurring the lines between commercial display and art exhibition, TRANSFORM.ME [易装 · 癖] appropriates concepts of devices, display, reflection and image perfection. This dynamic space serves as a mirror for the rebirth and regeneration inherent in the online self-expression of populist street culture.

Artist: Ye Funa
Curator: Thea-Mai Baumann
Dates: 10 February – 31 March 2024
Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asia Art (Ground Floor), 4A Lab 

YEAR OF THE DRAGON 龙年

YEAR OF THE DRAGON [龙年] is a group exhibition visualising the bridge between the living and the heavenly through contemporised mythology and symbolism. 

Those born under the fifth zodiac sign are said to be earthly connections to the celestial realm, the divine plane where dragons and gods reside. 

The artists in YEAR OF THE DRAGON [龙年] present glimpses into a reality beyond our own, remaking traditional tales of benevolence and enlightenment through contemporary art practice. 

Artists: Shaun Daniel Allen, Fan Dongwang, WeiZen Ho, Jacquie Meng, Sin Wai Kin, Thirteen Feet Tattoo Studio and Yang Yongliang
Curator: Con Gerakaris
Dates: 10 February – 31 March 2024
Venue: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Level 01)

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Public Program

Opening Day Celebrations for the Lunar New Year Programs
Saturday 10 February | 3pm - 6pm
Free | Held in-person at 4A
Register here

Lunar New Year Talks
“Unfixed: Migrant identities in Asian/Australian art and subcultures”
Sunday 11 February | 2pm - 4pm
Free | Held in-person at Chau Chak Wing Museum
Register here

Street divination sessions by WeiZen Ho
Saturday 17 February | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Saturday 24 February | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Saturday 2 March | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Saturday 9 March | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Saturday 6 March | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Saturday 23 March | 11.30am-2.30pm 
Free | Held in-person in Haymarket (please meet at 4A)

Top image: Sin Wai Kin, The One (still), 2021, single channel video. Courtesy the artist and Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong