Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia

Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia

Treat yourself to something a little bit different. Experience an intriguing, questioning and visually rich exhibition of contemporary art created in response to South Asia.

Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia presents the work of 14 Australian and Internationally based artists who were either born in, descended from or have an on-going connection to South Asia. Some of these artists form part of a diaspora that has taken people from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan to all corners of the globe. Others have been lured to South Asia to explore their personal connections with people, culture and place.

A range of ideas and themes are considered in this exhibition including social and cultural displacement, multi-racial identities, the importance of family and place in the creative process, and how collaborative ways of working can effect political change.

Featured artists include Khadim Ali, Kate Beynon, Michael Candy, Peter Drew, Richard Goodwin, Trent Jansen & Ishan Khosla, Reena Saini Kallat, Shivanjani Lal, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran; Nusra Latif Qureshi, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Adeela Suleman and TextaQueen. 

Image credit: Kate Beynon
Sangeeta and Fuji 2014 (detail)
acrylic on linen
185.0 x 145.0 cm
Courtesy of the artist. Private collection, Melbourne.
Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia  is curated by Rodney James and will be on view at Bunjil Place Gallery, Victoria, Australia from June 22-l September 22, 2019.

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