NO-NAME STATION

CHINA/AUSTRALIA CULTURAL EXCHANGE 2010-11

No-Name Station is an innovative China/Australia exchange exhibition launched to coincide with ‘Imagine Australia: The Year of Australian Culture,’ a program of cultural events which showcases Australian art and culture in China in 2010-11.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gertrude Contemporary in Australia.
From Saturday 16 October 2010 to Sunday 14 November 2010

Gao Shiqiang, Red, 2008, hd video image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 06 October 2010.
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No-Name Station encourages a dialogue between Australian and Chinese participants and audiences, with the aim to explore the points of similarity and connection between our two cultures. A collaborative endeavour between Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Iberia Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), and Warmun Arts Centre (Warmun, WA), this multi-faceted project involves contributions by 13 visual artists, 1 writer, and
a curatorium from Australia and China; and will encompass 2 contemporary art exhibitions, a group residency, a major publication and public programs across several locations in China and Australia in 2010-11.

The No-Name Station exhibition and publication will be launched in Beijing on 16 October 2010 at the prestigious art space Iberia Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition in Beijing runs from 16 Oct – 14 Nov 2010; and will be shown in Australia at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne from 15 Jul – 20 Aug 2011.

The exhibition presents Aboriginal art from a remote community alongside work by urban practitioners from Australia and China, in an attempt to deploy an alternative way of exhibiting Aboriginal art in an international context. No-Name Station forms part of ‘Imagine Australia: The Year of Australian Culture in China’, with the support of the Australian Embassy, Beijing.

No-Name Station begins with the idea of cross-cultural contact and its impact on individual histories. Central to the project is the belief that a true exchange requires more than the freighting of artworks between two countries. Accordingly, the project was launched in June 2010 with a moment of encounter: a residency
that gathered together the 22 Chinese and Australian participants for one week at Warmun Art Centre, located in the Indigenous community of Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

EXHIBITION DATE
16 OCTOBER – 14 NOVEMBER 2010
IBERIA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BEIJING, CHINA
15 JULY – 20 AUGUST 2011
GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

ARTISTS: BROOK ANDREW, GAO SHIQIANG, NEWELL HARRY, MABEL JULI, LIANG SHUO, GABRIEL NODEA, MARIKA AND MARISSA PATRICK,
RUSTY PETERS, RAMMEY RAMSEY, SALLY SMART, WANG WEI, ZHAO ZHAO

CURATORIUM: GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY ALEXIE GLASS-KANTOR, JACQUELINE DOUGHTY
IBERIA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART COLIN CHINNERY, ZUO JING, NICOLE CHEN
WARMUN ART CENTER MAGGIE FLETCHER, MICHELLE NEWTON, QUENTIN SPRAGUE