Drawing Near 近鄉·回溯 by Chin-Jie Melodie Liu 劉沁潔
Drawing Near investigates contrasting Taiwanese identities through a multidisciplinary visual arts practice. The series documents artist Chin-Jie Melodie Liu’s journey of understanding her own identity as a Taiwanese woman of mixed heritage (of waisheng 外省 and bensheng 本省) through reinterpreting objects and photographs.
Mongolia is defined by its nomadic horse-culture and untamed landscape. It is a place where one can connect with nature and be completely free in a perfect harmony between people and nature. The artist portrays his love for the unique beauty of Mongolia in this, the first solo exhibition of his work.
Fuelled by a passion for ink and paper, and intrigued by the rich visual languages of Chinese painting and Chinese calligraphy, Living Water: Journeying in inks, is Ella Whateley’s response to immersion in Taiwanese culture during her residency at National Taiwan University of Arts. Dr.
The Colours of Anthropology photography exhibition is an exploration of sensory ethnography with a particular focus on colour. It showcases the photographs of ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places around the world.
The photographs of Beijing in this exhibition were taken in 1901 and 1902 shortly after the end of the Boxer Uprising. They come from an album in the possession of Svetlana Paichadze, assistant professor at Hokkaido University.
Telling Tales: A Look Inside the Asia-Pacific Map Collection shows a selection of maps from the Collection’s unique holdings to offer a picture of the distinct way maps generate meaning and tell stories of time and place.
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The Art of Anthropology showcases the photographs of 31 ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places around the world. The exhibition is a window into the beauty and dynamics of ethnographic inquiry, highlighting the multiplicity and diversity of research methodologies that anthropologists use in their work.
Zhang Peili: from Painting to Video is a collaboration between the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) and MAAP-Media Art Asia Pacific, Brisbane. The project is built around the generous gift to CIW, in 2014, of one of Zhang’s last paintings from the 1990s before he shifted his focus to video and media installation art.
This exhibition is part of a research project, including a book published in June 2016 by the University of Chicago press, into the experiences of Han people in Xinjiang, China. Most Han in Xinjiang have settled—or been settled by state decree— in the region since the Chinese Communist Party won the Civil War and took control of China in 1949.
Young Mainland Chinese are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants find themselves in majority Chinese yet increasingly tense environments, often confronting entrenched ideas regarding ‘Mainlanders’.