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Insistent. Gesture.

Exhibition  /  06 Sep 2019  -  09 Nov 2019
Published: 08.09.2019
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Intro
Insistent. Gestures. brings together the work of five artists who live, work or were born in Asia to explore personal narratives, diasporic identity and the use of repetition.

Artist list

Yu Fang Chi, Yong Joo Kim, Kazumi Nagano, Chen Chun Tai, Cyrus Tang
The exhibition considers the role of materials, bodily gestures and the intimate experience of making. These artists share related geographical histories and connections that respond to their stories and experience of making. Through repetitive cutting, assembling, sewing, weaving, and layering the simple materials chosen by each artist grow in complexity. The constant movement central to each artist’s process gives rise to the contemplation of time and space, and an introspective understanding of body and mind.

The repetitive movements – or insistent gestures – of making carry a sense of ritual and intimate recollection that resonates with the artists’ personal histories. Here an insistent, female and labor creating subjectivity is woven into being.

This exhibition is part of Radiant Pavilion – Early career curator mentorship, which offers an exciting opportunity for early career curator Yu Fang Chi to undertake a mentorship with Australian curator Kate Rhodes. This opportunity is generously supported by the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.


Floor Talk: Tue 10 September, 12.30-1.30 pm Yu Fang Chi and Kate Rhodes (RMIT Design Hub).

Hours

Mon - Fri 11 am - 5 pm.
Thu 11 am - 7 pm.
Sat 12 - 5 pm.
Admission is always free.

Opening

5th of September, Thursday, 2019, 6 pm - 8 pm.
Exhibition view..
Exhibition view.

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Yong Joo Kim. Object: Studies in Exeru Formation: Isoclinal No. 1, 2018. Velcro® Hook-and-loop fastener.. 70 x 60 x 22 cm. Photo by: Studio munch. Part of the exhibition Insistent. Gestures.. Yong Joo Kim
Object: Studies in Exeru Formation: Isoclinal No. 1, 2018
Velcro® Hook-and-loop fastener.
70 x 60 x 22 cm
Photo by: Studio munch
Part of the exhibition Insistent. Gestures.

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Yu Fang Chi. Hand Piece: Untitled, 2009 - 2019. Stainless steel wire.. 30 x 30 x 20 cm. Photo by: Cheng Lin Wu. From series: The Nerve Ending. Yu Fang Chi
Hand Piece: Untitled, 2009 - 2019
Stainless steel wire.
30 x 30 x 20 cm
Photo by: Cheng Lin Wu
From series: The Nerve Ending
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Kazumi Nagano. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Japanese paper thread, nylon thread, gold thread (18ct), pin - 950 silver, coloured with Sumi.. 8.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi. Kazumi Nagano
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Japanese paper thread, nylon thread, gold thread (18ct), pin - 950 silver, coloured with Sumi.
8.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi
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