Gallery 4A dining on ‘tofu art’

Chinese artist Chen Quilin pays tribute to Australia's Chinese Diaspora in a medium more usually found in its restaurants: tofu.
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A Hundred Surnames in Tofu (Chen) (still) (2010), video installation. Courtesy the artist and A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu. ​

China is certainly the flavour of the month. In Melbourne, audiences are flocking to the unique installation style and political commentary of Chinese ‘super-artist’ Ai Weiwei in a recent survey of his work at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina