The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, May 19, 2022


Bankstown Arts Centre opens "Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures"
Anney Bounpraseuth, Alien Nation.



SYDNEY.- Curated by one of the most renowned Australian artists, Guan Wei, Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures opened at Bankstown Arts Centre on 13th January during Sydney Festival.

Running as part of Bankstown Arts Centre’s NEXUS, an exciting immersive cultural festival showcasing the energy and vitality of young creatives from Bankstown and beyond, Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures is a provocative exhibition curated by one of Australia’s most renowned artists Guan Wei and showcasing five young artists – Cindy Chen, NC Qin, Chris Yee, Christina Huynh and Anney Bounpraseuth – whose works contemplate on and reflect the diversity, complexity and dynamics of contemporary humanities and lifestyles.

Curator Guan Wei said, “German physicist Werner Heisenberg, one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics, states in his influential book Physics and Philosophy that “in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions”. A similar remark was made by the late Australian art critic Robert Hughes, who observed that some of the most interesting phenomena in history and arts have occurred at the intersection of cultures.

“It is interesting to note that one statement is made in the field of science, and the other in the arts. Both Heisenberg and Hughes arrived at the same conclusion that new creation and innovation often happen at the intersection of two or more different thoughts and cultures.

In the last twenty years or so, this intersection of different cultures has become a critical base for cultural creation and innovation in multicultural Australia, as particularly demonstrated in the artistic expressions of second-generation artists of Chinese and Asian heritage. While they grew up and have been educated in mainstream Western culture, these artists have also learnt and have been greatly influenced by their cultural heritage. From the vantage point of seeing both cultures from their individual perspectives, they have the knowledge, capability and confidence to bring out some of the most interesting or distinctive parts from both cultures and integrate them into their own unique artistic creations and styles.

“This second generation of artists focus on the diversity, complexity and dynamics of contemporary humanities and lifestyles. Their artworks reflect their strong interest in and sharp thoughts of the present-day human conditions, expressing their concerns, anxieties, pain, joy and pleasure of the world they are living in. In the meantime, they have achieved a unique infusion of the two cultures they grew up with, articulated in a great variety of artistic media and genres. They have many things in common including their passion for and commitment to innovative expressions. Yet they are also clearly marked by their individual styles and pursuits.”










Today's News

January 14, 2022

New details discovered in restoration of 400-year-old winter landscape

2021 is Hindman Auctions' best year in 39-year history

Christie's offers the private collection of book dealer William S. Reese

New book offers a fresh interpretation of Paul Nash's career through the lens of his design and illustration work

Exhibition brings two renowned collections together for the first time

Friedman Benda opens an exhibition dedicated to Creative Salvage furniture

Two-part NFT exhibition fuses art and technology: Poetic Enigma

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announces fall 2021 grantees and new website

It started with a kiss. Then film scholars found more.

MOCA announces Amy Hood as Chief Communications Officer

62 Hudson River School paintings are being sold online, now thru Feb. 16, by AAR

Illuminating circles transform Broadway into glowing tunnel

Chrysler Museum spotlights the impact of sea level rise and climate change in new exhibitions

Bankstown Arts Centre opens "Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures"

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces new artistic team

The visions of Penélope Cruz

'Mockingbird,' once a Broadway smash, to pause production amid omicron

Love, trust and heartbreak on two stages

Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony's fearless horn master, dies at 81

Reggie Wilson explores the power of moving together

Exhibition at Carbon 12 presents works by three Austrian-born or Austrian-based artists

Maria Ewing, dramatically daring opera star, dies at 71

A pop star becomes a guru

Coachella to return in April with Billie Eilish and Kanye West

An Adventure To Choose The Best Casino Sites In Canada

How do you move fine art?

Why YouTube views are so important for channel?




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful