Exploring issues of cultural identity, politics, displacement and diaspora histories, Chindia aims to provoke audiences to consider and deliberate complex and multi-faceted social issues.
China and India are two of the most populous countries in the world. With histories which date back thousands of years, the Chinese and Indian peoples have a long history of overseas migration, maintenance of cultural identity, and socio-cultural exchange with local cultures. It is because this very fact that Chindia will be such a broad and enlightening exhibition featuring not only artworks from six artists but also a showcase event featuring talks from the artists and a short film screening.
The six artists involved in the exhibition are Anindita Banerjee, Anurendra Jegadeva, Guo Jian, Lilian Lai, Lucy Wang (Ru Xi) and TextaQueen.
Chindia: Short Films from the Diaspora will take place on Monday February 19 at UTS Library Haymarket featuring four short films and a discussion with academics from University of Technology and University of Sydney who will share their insights on what the artworks and short films bring to the conversation, and how artists can play a more active role as agents of social change.
Feb 15-26. Gaffa Gallery, Gallery 1, 281 Clarence St, Sydney. FREE. Tickets & Info: www.carnivalofthebold.com