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February 2017

Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia

February 11 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne,
100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Performance art is one of the driving forces in contemporary art across Southeast Asia. It is an art form that acknowledges the cultural traditions of performance within the region, while also providing avant-garde artists with a creative means to critically explore social, political and environmental issues.   The exhibition Political Acts will present a selection of artists’ films, photographs and installations by some of the innovative pioneers of performance art in Southeast Asia.   Artists represented are Dadang Christanto (Indonesia / Australia), Lee Wen(Singapore), Liew Teck Leong (Malaysia), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) and Tran Luong (Vietnam).

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March 2017
$25 - $35

Take a chance on contemporary dance at Arts House (14 – 26 Mar 2017)

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 26 @ 10:00 pm AEDT
Arts House,
521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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Arts House will blow the lid off contemporary dance with ten extraordinary works presented by over 50 artists as part of Dance Massive 2017. During March, these ten dance works will have audiences drifting, flocking, skating, bending and lying down in awe of contemporary dance. 14 – 18 Mar 2017 Nick Power – Between Tiny Cities (Arts House) 14 – 18 Mar 2017 Victoria Hunt – Tangi Wai … the cry of water (Meat Market) 14 – 18 Mar 2017  Shian Law – Vanishing Point (Meat Market) 16 – 26 Mar 2017 Lucy Guerin Inc – Split (Arts House) 17 – 19 Mar 2017 Lz Dunne – Aeon (Royal Park) 20 Mar 2017 James Batchelor – Deepspace (Meat Market) 21 – 25 Mar 2017 Nat Curiso – Tiny Slopes (Meat Market) 22 – 26 Mar 2017 Mariaa Randall – Divercity (Arts House) 22 – 26 Mar 2017 Rebecca Jensen – Deep Sea Dances (Meat Market) 24 – 26 Mar 2017 The Farm – Cockfight (Meat Market)

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June 2017

Be Public In The Now – Exhibition by Christopher R. Inwood

June 4 - September 1
The Brisbane Square Library,
Brisbane Square, 266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 3000 Australia
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The Autodidatic artist Christopher R. Inwood has created 17 large, traditional oil paintings that draw from the composition and aesthetic of our current homogenised digital culture, so as to provide a vehicle for direct communication with the people of our time. The ‘meme’ has been used as a formula for the composition of the paintings in this show, due to its simple and direct communication, and ease of engagement. The contemporary oil portraits will be constructed using the unique parameters and benefits of the new digital aesthetic, and will be combined with text that comments on issues prevalent in our current and future culture. The use of oil painting draws from Inwood’s knowledge of art history and his understanding of the refinement of painting, which enables him to bring the immaterial into the tangible world. The visual intrigue created by the painted memes is supported by didactics that direct the…

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