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 during the pandemic. Through ceramics, photography, performance, music, craft, and storytelling, these artists have wrestled with racial prejudice and reframed multiculturalism to reflect this new lived experience.
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Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not A Virus (Part 1)
Location: 4A @ Darlinghurst, 101-111 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Exhibition period: 15 April - 15 May 2021
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
Exhibiting artists: Sophia Cai, Sai-Wai Foo, Joe Lui Shang Yu & Deborah Ong, Andrea Srisurapon, Jayanto Tan, Amy Zhang & MaggZ.
Curators: Con Gerakaris and Reina Takeuchi
Curatorial Assistant: Dylan Goh
Project Producer: Kevin Bathman (Diversity Arts Australia)
Acute Actions Exhibition Factsheet
I Am Not A Virus Project led by Diversity Arts Australia. Supported by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia Council, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, City of Sydney, City of Parramatta and Inner West Council.
Image: Andrea Srisurapon, Covid Clean, photographic print, 2021; photo: courtesy the artist