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Let’s unpack acute acts - Panel + Performance - Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus (Part 1)


Panel discussion at Firstdraft with Andrea Srisurapon, Jayanto Tan, and curator Reina Takeuchi, followed by a performance by Amy Zhang X MaggZ. 

Held as part of Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus (Part 1)  presented by Diversity Arts Australia and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and is part of the I Am Not A Virus project. 


3:00pm – Meet at 4A @ Darlinghurst to view the exhibition, then walk to Firstdraft (4 minutes walk)

3:30pm – Let’s unpack acute acts: Panel talk with Andrea Srisurapon and Jayanto Tan

4:30pm -Live performance by Amy Zhang X MaggZ

5:00pm – Event ends.

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Join artists Andrea Srisurapon, Jayanto Tan, and curator Reina Takeuchi (from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) for an in-person panel discussion followed by a performance by Amy Zhang X MaggZLet’s unpack acute acts examines the artists’ lived experiences and practices, unpacking the hidden injuries of racism in a post-pandemic era and how the collective smearing of cultural trauma bleeds into the Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus program.

Alongside the discussion, Amy Zhang and MaggZ will be performing 气 (qi). The performance will be an energetic exploration of objects that have informed the dance artists’ histories. Using contemporary movement, the performers seek to embody states of balance and equilibrium.

Moderated by Acute Actions co-curator Reina Takeuchi, Let’s unpack acute acts is presented alongside Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not a Virus – an initiative by Diversity Arts Australia supported by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

We would like to thank 4A for hosting this event, Firstdraft for generously providing the venue and I Am Not A Virus project producer Kevin Bathman. Supported by Australia Council, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, City of Sydney, City of Parramatta and Inner West Council.

Image: Amy Zhang & MaggZ, 气 (qi), video, 3:34, 2021; documentation still: courtesy the artist.

Event starts
Saturday 15 May, 2021
Event ends
Saturday 15 May, 2021
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art + FirstDraft
Venue Address
4A at 101-111 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Firstdraft at 13–17 Riley street, Woolloomooloo

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