Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not A Virus (Part 2)

3 Jun — 4 Jul 2021

Zachary Lopez, Roil Horizon, 2021, bamboo, nylon, single channel HD video, various materials and objects. Photo: Kai Wasikowski for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, courtesy the artist.

Zachary Lopez, Roil Horizon, 2021, bamboo, nylon, single channel HD video, various materials and objects. Photo: Kai Wasikowski for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, courtesy the artist.

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Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not A Virus presents the work of twelve artists commissioned through Diversity Arts Australia’s I Am Not A Virus initiative. This joint exhibition selection with partner 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art represents a range of artistic practices and conceptual reflections; these include acts of processing and healing from the trauma of racial prejudice experienced by Asian people. Through ceramics, photography, performance, music, craft, and storytelling, these artists have wrestled with racial prejudice and reframed multiculturalism to reflect this new lived experience.

With our partner 4A, we have held the first project exhibition and several events as part of the Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not a Virus exhibition (Part 1). Building upon this previous exhibit, Part 2 showcases the works of Jin Hien Lau, Nathan Liow, Zachary Lopez and Sweet and Sour Collective, who delve into distinct experiences informed by disconnection and isolation.

Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not A Virus (Part Two) is now open at 4A @Darlinghurst
Thursday 3 June — Sunday 4 July 2021
Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not A Virus (installation view), 2021, 4A @ 101-111 William Street, Sydney. Zachary Lopez, Roil Horizon, 2021, bamboo, nylon, single channel HD video, various materials and objects. Photo: Kai Wasikowski for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, courtesy the artist.
Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not A Virus (installation view), 2021, 4A @ 101-111 William Street, Sydney. Left: Sweet and Sour Group, Sweet and Sour Postcard Collaborative, 2020-21, mixed media installation. Right: Nathan Liow, Air(borne), 2021, two channel HD video, 2min 37sec. Photo: Kai Wasikowski for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, courtesy the artists.
Acute Actions sneak peak
Montage images: Various artworks and documentation images by Sophia Cai, Sai-Wai Foo, Jin Hien Lau, Nathan Liow, Zachary Lopez, Joe Lui & Deborah Ong, Andrea Srisurapon, Sweet and Sour Group, Jayanto Tan, Amy Zhang & MaggZ. All images courtesy the artists.

Exhibition Roomsheet

Read the Acute Actions: Responses To I Am Not A Virus (Part Two) Roomsheet, which includes artist bios. Courtesy of 4A.

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4A Website

Read more about Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus (Part 2) and the individual works on the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art website.

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