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CAST OUT LOUD - Hyphenated: Art and inter-cultural identity

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The Green Brain Room, RMIT University

Building 22, Level 7

330 Swanston Street (corner LaTrobe)

Melbourne, Vic 3000

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Focused around the issues emerging from the HYPHENATED exhibition at Substation (22 March- 21 April, 2018) this symposium asks questions about how Asian inter-cultural identity informs contemporary art practices and how the participating artists converse with these issues. Artists Rushdi Anwar, Sofi Basseghi, Andy Butler, Rhett D’Costa, Tammy Wong Hulbert, Nikki Lam, Eugenia Lim, Phuong Ngo, Vipoo Srivilasa and Hoang Tran Nguyen come together to discuss what a 'hyphenated' sense of a cultural self means for each artist's work, and the way concepts of cultural identity are used - and potentially mis-used - in social, cultural and political discourse. While colonial constructs of Australian-ness have too often been used to instill fear and misunderstanding with our regional neighbours, it is increasingly recognised that the new world, intercultural identities so many of us share, are one of Australia's greatest pools of creativity and strength. Hear the artists speak and join the discussion, with drinks and snacks to close.

Art work credit: Nikki Lam, Still...what is left, 2017, HD video.

https://thesubstation.org.au/whats-on/hyphenated/
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The Green Brain Room, RMIT University

Building 22, Level 7

330 Swanston Street (corner LaTrobe)

Melbourne, Vic 3000

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