Join artist Ah Xian, interviewed by curator Min-Jung Kim in this 45-minute video conference aimed at regional tertiary visual art students. Ah Xian, well known for his exquisite ceramic busts, incorporates western and eastern aesthetic traditions while predominately focusing on the human form. He reinterprets traditional Chinese techniques of porcelain, cloisonné, lacquer, bronze work and hand-painted and carved motifs. His work explores notions of identity, diaspora, belonging and cultural history. During the video conference there will be opportunity for students to pose questions to Ah Xian.
Ah Xian’s work is held in Australian and international collections, including Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria; Melbourne; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Asia Society Museum, New York; The Kirishima Open-air Art Museum, Kagoshima, Japan, to name a few. Ah Xian’s work is included in the MAAS exhibition Reflections of Asia: Collectors and Collections opening 7 July 2018.