ARRA VIDEO ART PROJECT
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About the Event
Coming together from the culturally diverse backgrounds of Hong Kong/China and Persia, three contemporary Australian artists—Cyrus Tang, John Young and Nasim Nasr, will present video artworks in the newly opened ARRA coffee and wine bar, in Fitzroy, Melbourne, with the support of the City of Yarra. The guest speaker for this event is Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne, Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, at The University of Melbourne, and author of numerous publications on art, culture and society.
Cyrus Tang was born in Hong Kong, Cyrus Tang moved to Australia in 2003. Her art practice reflects sentiment of nostalgia through translation of disappearance into remembrance and fantasy. Her works have been shown in Australia and internationally. She is currently exhibiting in the 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong; and is represented by Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.
John Young was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 1967. Young’s investigation of Western late modernism prompted significant phases of work from a bi-cultural viewpoint. His work features in prominent museum collections in Australia and internationally, and recently has been acquired by M+ Museum, Hong Kong. John Young is currently represented by Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.
Nasim Nasr was born in Iran and moved to Australia in 2009. Her photography, video, installation and performance engages cultural differences between East and West, and complexities associated with identity and socio-cultural displacement. Her work is currently showing in the inaugural Asia Triennial, Asia Society Museum, New York; her work was recently collected by the Art Gallery of NSW.
The exhibition will run until the end of August
This event is drinks pay at the bar: finger food will be provided
- General Admission$0$00$0