ACAF's new art venue in Sydney's north shore - Art Collector

Chen Wei, Broken Tomato, 2009. Archival inkjet print photograph, 130 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and the Australia China Art Foundation, Sydney

29 January 2014 | The Australia China Art Foundation (ACAF) is about to launch its new creative space with an exhibition showcasing leading young Chinese media artists.

ACAF has collaborated with Beijing based non profit organisation Bridging Hope Charity Foundation to establish the new premises, the ACAF Art Terminal T1. This space is part of the new lifestyle and residential development project TWT St. Leonards, located in Sydney's lower north shore. It will exhibit leading emerging and established Chinese artists and will also operate as an artist-managed site with a residency space for studio shows, open workshops and mini one-day festivals each season.

The inaugural exhibition at ACAF Art Terminal T1 will be
Degeneration. It will feature works in film, sound, projection, digital collage, sculpture and photography that explore the globalised experience of capitalism and its dissolution of conventional markers of identity.

The participating artists – including Chen Wei, Chen Zhou, Cheng Ran, Guan Xiao, Hu Yun, Li Ming, Li Ran, Lu Yang, Ma Qiusha and Ye Linghan – are all born between 1980 and 1987 and many of them will be showing in the southern hemisphere for the first time.

The exhibition is curated by Mariagrazia Costantino. She is the artistic director of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, a non profit division of the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen.
Degeneration opens in the ACAF Sydney Art Terminal T1 on 22 February and run until 16 May 2014.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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