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Art Forum - Guan Wei


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

28 Aug 2011 1:30 pm

End Date

28 Aug 2011 2:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

Image: Spellbound - Guan Wei 2011 Solo exhibition at OCAT Shenzen China. Painting installation.

Guan Wei will be speaking on - The Three Elements in My Work – Wisdom, Knowledge, Humour".

“I try to emphasise three elements in my work: wisdom, knowledge & humour. I believe people need wisdom to choose from the many different cultural traditions that confront us everyday; knowledge is the key to open our minds to the diversity of the world; and humour is necessary to comfort our hearts. I also like to tell stories in my work”.

Guan Wei’s work has a profoundly felt, if implicitly ironic, moral dimension. In their complex symbolic form, his subjects potently embody current social & environmental dilemmas. They are equally the product of his rich cultural repertory of symbols & his informed socio-political awareness & art-historical knowledge.

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