Shermans show AGNSW how to Go East

The Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Collection is unveiled across two venues, with the surprise announcement of two major gifts to AGNSW.
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Detail of work by Jitish Kallat, Public Notice II, which has been generously gifted by Brian and Gene Sherman to the AGNSW Collection; photo ArtsHub, courtesy the artist.

Thirty works by 20 of Asia’s most important contemporary artists were unveiled this week for the exhibition Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, presented at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) with satellite work by Chinese performance artist Yang Zhichao at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF).

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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