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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

The consequences of success II

Siying Zhou

Middle Gallery
6 Feb 2016–27 Feb 2016
Opening

The works included in this exhibition result from the two-year exploration of the deep impact of the traumatic colonial history and the culture of ‘home-making’ on the current Australian society and natural environment. Standing at a unique perception point of being ‘others’, I, an Australian migrant, attempt to uncover the violence embedded in basic human activities of survival and environmental change within the territory demarcated by the Australian coast lines. I explore the gap between others and myself in current Australian society, which analogue to the gap between the current life in Australia and land. Through the channel of art making, I intend to send a reminder that Australia is a place made from an ‘imported culture and brings awareness to the fact that very little of everyday life in Australia, including the food that we consume, originates here. These artworks may suggest that this fracture between society and the ‘native’ ecosystem is the cause of deep melancholy.

  • Siying Zhou is a Melbourne-based visual artist. Her artworks, which embody her interests in food, cultural difference and cultural identity of immigrants, have been exhibited in Australia and internationally.

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