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Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia

Melbourne

  • Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia
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100 Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Political Acts Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia

Performance art is one of the driving forces in contemporary art across Southeast Asia. It is an art form that acknowledges the cultural traditions of performance within the region, while also providing avant-garde artists with a creative means to critically explore social, political and environmental issues.

Performance art is one of the driving forces in contemporary art across Southeast Asia. It is an art form that acknowledges the cultural traditions of performance within the region, while also providing avant-garde artists with a creative means to critically explore social, political and environmental issues.

The exhibition Political Acts will present a selection of artists’ films, photographs and installations by some of the innovative pioneers of performance art in Southeast Asia.

Artists represented are Dadang Christanto (Indonesia / Australia), Lee Wen (Singapore), Liew Teck Leong (Malaysia), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) and Tran Luong (Vietnam).

This exhibition is part of the program for Asia TOPA: A festival celebrating Australia's connections with contemporary Asia.

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This is a free event

Facilities

  • Bar
  • CafĂ©
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed

Entry cost

Free Entry