nu yishu series v: viriditas
“Imagine Australia” – The Year of Australian Culture in China 2010 – 2011 ”
The Artists 2000 Foundation Incorporated is proud to introduce a fresh, approach to Contemporary female artists engaging with each other. As an ‘Imagine Australia’ event the Nu Yishu Art Exchange Project focuses on untangling misconceptions about the ‘other culture’ regarding Contemporary Art practise, broadening and opening opportunities for discussion on individual, cultural and social perspectives.
Nu Yishu Series V: Viriditas engages six Chinese and six Australian female artists partnership and collaboration with each artist responding to an artist partner; their art practice, philosophy, theories, techniques and influences, and creating new, fresh, invigorating artworks.
The twelve artists, whose art practices span installation, painting, photography, ceramics, assemblage and performance, from vastly different heritages and language base, are partnered to form six pairs. Each pair, whose art practice consists of different disciplines, for example a Chinese painter and Australian ceramic artist, interact and communicate. The artists are meeting for the first time via catalogues, Cd, website, and translated text. During 2010 they have taken up the challenge to participate in the Nu Yishu Art Exchange Project that culminates in the 2011 Touring Exhibition and Public Program starting in Melbourne and travelling to Tianjin and Beijing.
Australia is a multi-cultural country and Nu Yishu Series V: Viriditas showcases female artists who are rich in cultural diversity, with heritages from Italy, Hungary, France, England and Indigenous Australia.