The exhibition will be opened on Friday, 12 August 2016 at 6pm with an artist talk.
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The exhibition, curated by Professor James Arvanitakis, Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, showcases contemporary ink and wash paintings of China’s well-known artists including Qiu Zhenzhong, Wang Huangsheng, Song Ling, Chen Ping, Mi Jingming, Zhen Youling, Sun Xiaofeng and Yu Boming.
Mutualism is at the core of artistic practice. Artists do not create works in isolation but are part of a broader ecosystem of creativity, innovation, observation, interaction, analyse, cooperation and mutualism.
The works in this collection live up to this history of mutualism. They present us a series of artists working symbiotically in their practice – sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly. But not just with each other as artists, but across the communities in which they work, as well as across the cultures in which they live. The works capture and reflect a mutuality that engages us, inspires us, reflects our hopes and wishes, and also reminds us of the best of our worlds.
The works are brave and do not shy away from the challenges we face – for this is the role that art takes when it is at its best: it demands that we face the challenges around us. But they also remind us of what we can achieve when we come together and benefit from each other’s actions.