William Yang: Stories of Love and Death - Art Collector

© William Yang William in scholar's costume, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

William Yang is one of Australia’s great storytellers. For 40 years, his photographs, handwritten anecdotes and live, slide projection performances have shared his journey to self-acceptance as a gay Chinese Australian. In the month that celebrates both Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year, Stills Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Yang that will mark the launch of the new monograph Stories of Love and Death: Performance, Portraiture and Documentary in the work of William Yang, by prominent academics Edward Scheer and Helena Grehan, published by NewSouth Publishing.

The exhibition at Stills will showcase some of Yang’s most celebrated photography. From the explosive sexual expression and social politics that he captured in the 80s, during the emergence of Sydney’s gay community, to his later images that trace an intimate search for understanding about his Chinese heritage and family, Yang’s visual stories infuse insights on cultural identity with an amusing, wry tone.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm, 20 February 2016
Exhibition closes: 9 March 2016
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell St Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7775
Email: info@stillsgallery.com.au

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