3 April–16 June 2023
Weekdays 9 am–5 pm
The Art of Anthropology
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 张培力：从绘画到录像
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.
Oil and water: being Han in Xinjiang
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.
Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore 鄭瑋玲—彼岸
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’.
Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory
To coincide with the exhibition Celestial Empire at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely seen photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory, printed in large-format for the first time, from the original negatives now in the NLA collection.
Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
This exhibition brings together material from the National Library of Australia (NLA) and the National Library of China to provide a window into the diversity of life under the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), China's last imperial dynasty. The exhibition will be the largest that the National Library of China has ever mounted overseas.
Ink Remix: contemporary art from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most important artistic trends in recent years in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It has attracted significant attention internationally, and this is the first exhibition presented in Australia to respond to developments in ink art from across this region.
China & ANU — Diplomats, adventurers, scholars
The Pacific War and its aftermath radically transformed Australian perceptions of what was then called 'the Near North' (Asia). Many recognised that in the postwar world Australia’s strategic interests and economic fortunes called for a new understanding of Asia and the Pacific. China loomed large in these calculations.
Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan 間：臺灣五六十年代面影
Politics has had complex effects on the cultural life of Taiwan in the twentieth century. These forty-four works, curated from the collection of the National Museum of History (Taipei), offer subtle observations of Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s, from the perspectives of fifteen artists and photographers, as fresh and curious witnesses to lives in flux.
Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape
In her thirty years of work in China, photographer Lois Conner's vision and creative method bring to sites both modern and ancient the sense of an eternity captured in a moment. Her work illuminates a Chinese world in which the living past pulses through a vibrant contemporary reality.