Saturday, August 23, 2008

Australian video art exhibition opens in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta art lovers welcomed the arrival of internationally acclaimed Australian video art exhibition, Streetworks: inside outside Yokohama, at the Jogja Gallery on Wednesday, an Australian Embassy media release made available to ANTARA News on Thursday said.

Streetworks showcases cutting edge film and video pieces depicting urban landscapes and sports like skate-boarding and break-dancing by two of Australia`s most prominent young new media artists, Craig Walsh and Shaun Gladwell.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my work with Indonesian audiences for the first time," Walsh said at the exhibition opening.

Conceived for the Yokohama Art Triennale and having successfully toured Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Streetworks is an exhibition that moves laterally around concepts of performance and documentation, high art and low art, sub culture and pop culture, the staged and the real.

Australian Minister for Home Affairs The Hon Bob Debus opened Streetworks in Jakarta early this month with artist Shaun Gladwell and musician Dhani at the National Gallery of Indonesia.

Streetworks is showing at Jogja Gallery from 20 August to 7 September.

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