Karst by JULIA CHIU Wind Changes by HONG TONG

Immersion Therapy

Melbourne based artist Julia Chiu explores the dualities and ambiguities of cross cultural identity in multicultural Australia with Karst, opening on Friday February 13 at Immersion Therapy 6pm > 9pm.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 13 February 2009 to Sunday 08 March 2009
Launch Friday 13 February 2009, Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm, other times by appointment on 0401183875

Julia Chiu, Karst (in production) image

Published by anonymous on Monday 09 February 2009.
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Exploring her Hong Kong Chinese and Dutch-Indonesian heritage, Julia’s installation of a panoramic, abstract ink work and photographic self-portraiture constructs a playful narrative whilst illuminating the dualities and ambiguities of cross cultural identity in modern Australia.

Chiu’s practice spans installation, sculpture, photography as well as musical and collaborative projects. Whilst her work is constantly evolving, it is underpinned by the enjoyment of the ambiguity of different media and the incorporation of the unexpected modes of production.

Her inspiration for Karst can be traced back to the traditional karst landscape depictions popular with Chinese masters, and also bears the influence of contemporary artists Cai Guo-giang and Song Dong whose conceptual works often incorporate unconventional media.

Karst will be showing in the main space at Immersion Therapy, and has been guest curated by Melbourne based curator Julia Johnston.

Also opening on February 13 in the front space at Immersion Therapy will be Sydney based Hong Tong’s Wind Changes, a selection of works in which Hong’s methodical approach to line, applied with precision using only a palette knife, replicates the eff


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