Artists' talk: Xiong Yu and Chen Qiang


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Join painter Professor Xiong Yu and visiting digital media artist Chen Qiang from Chengdu in conversation about their new group show Collapsing Borders at Pah Homestead with co-curators Warren Pringle and Yanxin Zhong.

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Xiong Yu, Associate Professor, Head of Painting at the Art College, Sichuan University, is an artist whose painting background in Classicism is influenced by cartoon and e-culture. Constructing his own artistic language of surreal and virtual worlds he has had solo exhibitions in Chengdu and Beijing (from 2002 to 2018), Shanghai (2018), Hong Kong (2011) and has been represented in many group exhibitions in China and internationally in Chicago, Havana and Tokyo (2009), Berlin and Singapore (2011), Seoul (2012), Venice (2013), Sao Paulo (2014) and Dusseldorf (2016). Xiong Yu will be creating a painting installation for the Collapsing Borders exhibition at the Pah Homestead July 23 – July 30. This work can be viewed at the Collapsing Borders exhibition until 16 September.

Chen Qiang is an experimental artist working in film, digital animation, performance art and mash-up. His work includes the film trilogy: Cut Off, Stream Cut and Heart Sacrifice (2005) performance art and music film works including Heart Voice (2010), September (2011) and Twinkle (2012). His work has been included in film festivals in Beijing (at 798), Dusseldorf, Berlin and Paris (2015) and Hong Kong (2013). Mash-up work Little Red Girl (2018) and the animation Works on Dream (2018) are included in works seen at the Pah Homestead.  Chen Qiang will present digital media works including animation, collage and cartoons at the Collapsing Borders exhibition at the Pah Homestead 23 July – 9 September, and as a performance artist he will be performing with musicians from Wukong the Monkey King and others at the Audio Foundation at 7pm, Thursday 26 July.

Auditorium, lower ground level