AFTERIMAGE: NEW MEDIA ART IN CHINA, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN | 残像 中 ‧港 ‧台新媒体艺术 | 殘像 中 ‧港 ‧台新媒體藝術
27 MARCH — 23 JUNE 2023
ARTS WEST GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Over the past one hundred years, the Greater China region – encompassing China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – has undergone significant transformation, from war and revolution to economic reform, globalisation and the ongoing legacies of colonial rule. New media artists have grappled with these social and political uncertainties by interweaving history and memory, fabrication and futurity, in the process articulating new media’s own historical consciousness.
Spanning the first generation of video art to emerge in the 1980s through to contemporary works, Afterimage explores the ways in which artists have used languages of new media to remediate collective histories and personal memories; appropriate, deconstruct and subvert languages of power and the mass media; engage and empower communities and speculate alternative futures.
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