Join curator, writer and knitter Sophia Cai and producer Mariam Arcilla (from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) for a live-streamed Instagram conversation about the mobilising power of art, craft and fandom culture as antidotes to racism and socio-cultural trauma.
Hear Cai discuss how collective solidarity and self-care shape her creative practice, as well as the story behind her hand-knitted work, Safety Yellow Woman, currently on view in the group exhibition Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus presented by Diversity Arts Australia and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Cai and Arcilla will also talk about their personal experiences as Asian women living in Australia and the cross-cultural digests that have become their vitamins during surreal times.
4A TALKS // Sophia Cai in conversation
with Mariam Arcilla
Online via Instagram Live (@4A_aus)
Thursday, 13 May | 6pm – 6:45pm
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The Acute Actions exhibition is presented by Diversity Arts Australia and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and is part of the I Am Not A Virus project led by Diversity Arts Australia. Supported by Australia Council, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, City of Sydney, City of Parramatta and Inner West Council.
Image credit: Sophia Cai, Safety Yellow Woman, 2020-2021, hand-knitted wool garment – adult size, yarn support provided by Fancy Tiger Crafts. Courtesy the artist.