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Wednesday March 21, 2012

China and Australia connect through art

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A new exhibition brings together important contemporary artists from China and Australia as part of RMIT University's “Art in Chinatown” program.

Sifting Time … features artists Anne Graham, Geoff Hogg, Tony Scott, Guan Wei, Huang Xu and Liu Zhuoquan.

Through painting, photography and installation each practitioner plays with ideas of cultural transformation and tradition.

Through their diverse artistic practices, they reflect on the ways that culture is either preserved or discarded, remodelled in contemporary guise or forgotten with the passing of time.

RMIT’s “Art in Chinatown” program aims to stimulate contemporary visual arts activities in the Chinatown precinct, as part of the RMIT Design Research Institute’s Mediated City stream.

Sifting Time… hopes to foster greater awareness and dialogue around the cultural connections of these two countries.

The exhibition is at Melbourne’s Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne, from 2 April to 20 May.

Exhibition curator Damian Smith will present a floor talk on Wednesday, 11 April at 1pm.

Sifting Time… will tour to China Art Projects, Beijing, later in 2012.

Guan Wei, Unfamiliar Land, 2006.

Source: RMIT University;ID=u4rvz9vfuxwr;STATUS=A

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