Exhibition openings: John Young Zerunge - The Lives of Celestials and Life Lines

Sat 31 August 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
08/31/2019 2:00pm 08/31/2019 4:00pm Exhibition openings: John Young Zerunge - The Lives of Celestials and Life Lines Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials and Life Lines. Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks.  About the exhibitions John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of remarkable characters that were part of the Chinese diaspora in Australia from the 1840s onwards. Reimagined memories of the local Chinese elite, abject madmen and fearless women are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings. A culmination of three recent history projects by the artist, this exhibition explores the ways in which humans are fundamentally interconnected cultural beings and brings to the surface the stories of important events in Chinese-Australian history over the last 180 years. Featuring: John Young Zerunge Life Lines The series of hands presented in this exhibition are disembodied, with all traces of ethnicity and intent stripped away. Each hand is dissociated from identity, yet they all draw from an intimate and shared human experience. From this vantage of limited context, Igal Hodirker asks what do we really see? Pain or pleasure? Victim or saint? Innocence or exploitation? Life Lines is a visual study of disconnection and connection, explicit and implied, public and private. Featuring: Igal Hodirker , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials and Life Lines.

Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks. 

About the exhibitions

John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials

Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of remarkable characters that were part of the Chinese diaspora in Australia from the 1840s onwards. Reimagined memories of the local Chinese elite, abject madmen and fearless women are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings.

A culmination of three recent history projects by the artist, this exhibition explores the ways in which humans are fundamentally interconnected cultural beings and brings to the surface the stories of important events in Chinese-Australian history over the last 180 years.

Featuring: John Young Zerunge

Life Lines

The series of hands presented in this exhibition are disembodied, with all traces of ethnicity and intent stripped away. Each hand is dissociated from identity, yet they all draw from an intimate and shared human experience. From this vantage of limited context, Igal Hodirker asks what do we really see? Pain or pleasure? Victim or saint? Innocence or exploitation? Life Lines is a visual study of disconnection and connection, explicit and implied, public and private.

Featuring: Igal Hodirker

Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts