52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS

 

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Exhibition Opening
Friday 17 May, 6–8pm  

Exhibition dates
18 May – 4 August

Symposium
20 – 21 July

Hit Man Gurung , Instagram post for 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, February 2018, courtesy the artists and Artspace, Sydney

Overview

52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS surveys Artspace’s ambitious, year-long online project running from January 2018 – January 2019 highlighting artistic practice across Asia. The project commissioned 52 artists and collectives to stage actions in unique locations throughout the region and share them with global audiences online. The exhibition brings this rich collection into the Artspace galleries to address the social, cultural and political implications of working in the region and consider how art as action has the power to invoke change. Key to the project is an engagement with Asia and its diaspora as an endlessly evolving region with sub-cultures and subjectivities that defy traditional or rigid narratives.

With 52 artists and collectives from 31 countries. 

 

Artists 

Richard Bell (Australia), Hera Büyüktaşçıyan (Turkey), YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (The Republic Of Korea), Hasan Hujairi (Bahrain), Kyungah Ham (South Korea), Tromarama (Indonesia), Pio Abad (Philippines), Hit Man Gurung (Nepal), Deborah Kelly (Australia), Heman Chong (Singapore), ChimPom (Japan), Yuk King Tan (Hong Kong), Shivanjani Lal (Fiji), Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh), Nasim Nasr (Iran/Australia), Sawangwongse Yawnghwe (Burma/Myanmar), Rasel Chowdhury (Bangladesh), Bhenji Ra (Australia/Philippines), Rushdi Anwar (Kurdistan), Enkhjargal Ganbat (Mongolia), The Mulka Project (YIRRKALA, NORTH-EAST ARNHEM LAND, AUSTRALIA), Charles Lim (Singapore), Echo Morgan (Xie Rong) (China), Amin Taasha (Afghanistan), Shiraz Bayjoo (Mauritius), Anida Yoeu Ali (Cambodia), Tita Salina & Irwin Ahmett (Indonesia), Fazal Rizvi (Pakistan), Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam (India/Tibet), Ashmina Ranjit (Nepal), FAFSWAG (Aotearoa New Zealand), Pvi Collective (Australia), Refugee Art Project (Australia), Abdul Halik Azeez (Sri Lanka), Jason Wee (Singapore), Vernon Ah Kee (Australia), Art Labor Collective (Vietnam), Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Zhao Zhao (China), Rosanna Raymond (Aotearoa New Zealand), Mike Parr (Australia), Nicolas Molé (New Caledonia), Rabbya Naseer (Pakistan), Venuri Perera (Sri Lanka), Taloi Havini (Papau New Guinea), Wang Rou (Malaysia), Tintin Wulia (Indonesia), Kuang-Yu Tsui (Taiwan), Samson Young (Hong Kong), Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn, (Vietnam), Chia-En Jao (Taiwan), James Tylor (Australia/Kuarna Yarta)

New Work Commissioners 

A3, Arndt Art Agency; Barbara Birg Rahmann; Bambi Blumberg; Peter Braithwaite; Michael & Tina Gomes-Brand; Breen Mills Foundation; Martin Browne & Ahmed Begdouri; Spencer Burke; Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron; Lisa Chung; Sally Dan-Cuthbert; Deborah Ehrlich; Caroline Farmer; Sandra & Paul Ferman; Whitney Ferrare; Mary Fisher Productions; Bridget Ikin; IMA (Brisbane); Chrissie Jeffrey & Richard Banks; Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette; Michael Lett & Andrew Thomas; Amanda Love; Angela Mackay; Serafina Maiorano; Fiona McIntosh & Peter English; Dominik Mersch; Dianne & Peter O’Connell; Private Supporter, Sydney; Lisa Paulsen; Patricia & Robert Postema; Reg Richardson; Starkwhite; Hephzibah Stehli; Dr Gene Sherman AM & Mr Brian Sherman AM; Margaret Sullivan; Sullivan+Strumpf; Sydney Contemporary; UNSW Art & Design; Yvonne Wang; Virginia & Daniel Weinberg

Supporters

Anthony Abraham; Jonathan Anders; Andrea Nixon; Shirley Adams; Warren Armstrong; Jessica Bader; Kathy Bail; Bridget Best; Shane Brennan; Linda Brescia; Kate Butler;Alex Burton-Keeble; Charmain; Dovenia Chow; CJ; Sam Clavant; Ross Colebatch; Nancy Constandelia; Curseyoukhan; Dara; Gemma Deacon; Guerino Delfino; Mikala Dwyer; Favour Economy; Geraldine Fabris; Danielle Farrugia; Emma Fielden; Megan Fizell; Kath Fries; Elizabeth Fullerton; Betta Games; Brittany Gillam; BJ van Glabbeek; Christopher Grano; Chris Green; B. Rex Stewart and Kristina Lyn Heitkamp; Rosemary Hinde; Martha Hoffman; Michael J. Hobbs; Nadine Hubacher; Doug Jackson; Heather Javaheri; Jessie Bee; Deborah Kelly; Eugenia Lim; Johan Lammerink;Tasha Turner Lennhoff; LOUDER THAN WORDS; Brenda May; Rosa McCormick; Tara McDowell; Adam McGowan; Ian Millliss; G. T. Morton; MSP; Michelle O’Brien; Oneiric; Jane O’Sullivan; Patricia Piccinini; Rosie Perl; François Quintin; Sheldon Radcliff; William Rahner; Jacquie Riddell; Heather Robertson; Victoria Rogers; Michael Rolfe; Sal; Jeremy Salfen; Bill Sander; David J Scott; John Simpson; Zoe Smith; Helen Soderlind; Wolf Subs; Rachael Tan; Peter Tandrup; Tanja Farman; Troiski; Kathleen Tryon; James Turnbull; Gotaro Uematsu; Anna Waldmann; Brian Waldro; Eric Damon Walters; Mike Wardynski; Wayne; Cast of The Witches; Zan Wimberley; Alistair Woodcock; Tieg Zaharia

Give your fee to the refugees

Building upon his action for the exhibition Give your fee to the refugees, Mike Parr (Australia) will be producing an edition of 200 silkscreen print sets. Signed and numbered by Parr, the prints will be sold throughout the exhibition, with all proceeds going directly to the Asylum Seekers Centre.  

More information on how to order your print here

Exhibition Partners

Media Partner 

Ocula approved partner

 

52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience, co-published by Artspace Sydney and Thames & Hudson Australia, $70, available now