Curator Binghui Huangfu of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, has selected work by artists of (mostly) South East Asian descent - Dadang Christanto, Emil Goh, Selina Ou, Vienna Parreno; Krzysztof Osinski, George Poonkhin Khut & John Tonkin, Melissa Ramos, Koky Saly, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, My Le Thi - for an exhibition exploring the realities of leaving one home to live somewhere very different and how this affects their individual practice and the cultures of both their original place and their new place of abode. The generation of artists coming to the fore in the early years of the 21st century in Australia includes a number of people of South East Asian background, a notable change from a decade before. This creates both a new dynamic among them and changes the shape of contemporary Australian culture. The exhibition is an 'open letter' back to South East Asia and Australia.
CURATOR: Binghui Huangfu
ARTISTS: Dadang Christanto, Emil Goh, Selina Ou, Vienna Parreno with Krzysztof Osinski, George Poonkhin Khut with John Tonkin, Melissa Ramos, Koky Saly, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, My Le Thi
TOUR: The exhibition toured from 2005 to 2006, from Sydney to Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur.
Bangkok: 5 - 31 August 2005, National Gallery
Manila: 5 October - 5 November 2005, Metropolitan Museum
Kuala Lumpur: 14 February - 16 April 2006, National Art Gallery