On Friday 4 November, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art will stage a major symposium event,Twenty Years, with support from the Power Institute, Sydney University, the Asian Australian Studies Research Network and the China Studies Centre.
This day-long symposium will celebrate our organisation’s twenty-year anniversary. Twenty Years brings together those who have played a role in the development of 4A as a leader in Asian contemporary art in Australia since 1996 and those that will shape the next twenty years. A keynote presentation by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS Map Curator, Middle East and North Africa, will be followed by an in-conversation between Raza and Edmund Capon, OBE AM, Chair of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Twenty Years Symposium:
Friday 4 November, 2016 | 9.30AM – 7.30PM
The Foyer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, City Road, Camperdown, Sydney.
Twenty Years Registration:
Registration for the Twenty Years symposium is free, but a donation is encouraged to enable 4A to continue our activities for the next twenty years (and beyond!):
FULL INFO, including EXCELLENT program details and participant bios, is here: www.4a.com.au/twenty-years-4a-symposium
The AASRN has collaborated with 4A to convene a panel at the symposium:
1.00 – 2.30PM Session two – The Asian Australian Artist (Title TBC)
Chair: Prof. Jacqueline LO
Speakers: Abdul ABDULLAH, Mayu KANAMORI, Owen LEONG and John YOUNG
Reflecting on 4A’s foundation as an artist association this session focuses on the cultural politics of Asian Australian art and identity from the perspective of artists. The artist panelists will all reflect on how their diverse histories inform their practice and politics.