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Gigi Scaria, Amusement park (production still), 2009, single-channel SD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 5:24 minutes. © Courtesy the artist
Photo: Jitish Kallat, Circa (installation detail), 2011, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
The utopian idea of Lemuria is an imaginary, submerged landscape hugging the shoreline between Australia and India. This hypothetical ‘lost land’ is the perfect framework for exploring the cultural entanglement of our relationship.
The forum explores insights by leading cultural theorists, artists, curators and writers from Australia and India who examine the complexities of working cross-regionally while speculating on a recovered continent.
Nikhil Chopra, Goa-based artist and Asialink roving resident 2012.
Emily Floyd, Melbourne-based artist who undertook an Asialink residency in New Delhi.
Jitish Kallat, Internationally acclaimed Mumbai-based artist.
Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, curator, writer and lecturer (Australian National University).
Gigi Scaria, Delhi-based artist, represented India at 2011 Venice Biennale
Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
Cnr Swanston St & Monash Rd
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Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.rn
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