Identity and Transnationalism in Australian and Global Art

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Artist John Young in conversation with Dr Christopher Chapman and Christine Clark from the National Portrait Gallery, and Professor Jacqueline Lo from The Australian National University

John Young will discuss his figurative, abstract and textual projects that have been realised in the last decade. While these projects re-imagine events and subjectivities, recently they address the history of the Chinese diaspora. As ever in his work, these projects implicitly address the urgent issues of time, speed, the transcultural and ethics.

This is a free event sponsored by the ANU Humanities Research Centre’s Asian Diasporas/TransPacific Contexts and Global Art
Symposium.

No need to book or RSVP, just come along!

John Young Zerunge is a Hong Kong born, Australian artist. He started his artistic practice in the 1980s with writings on conceptualism and post-modernism. Within four-decades of artistic production, Young’s oeuvre has seen various transformations within his practice of painting and installation. In the last decade his work has focused on two strands, Abstract Paintings and historical re-imaginings in the form of the History Projects; starting with Bonhoeffer in Harlem (Berlin, Bamberg) then in the last five years, projects based on the history of the Chinese Diaspora in Australia since 1840. John’s latest project is the publication of Macau Days, a trilingual book and exhibition produced with novelist Brian Castro, published by Art and Australia, and supported by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.