Fringe Festival Program: 蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipse

15 September 2016 – 3 October 2016 31 October 2016

Three artists, Zheng Tian-Shu (China), Chen I-Yen (Taiwan) and Yang Yan (China), frame a scenario through works of painting, installation and video art. This contemporary art exhibition explores the nature of dream, memory, and desire; it pushes the boundary between illusion and reality, existence and absence, gain and loss.

The exhibition explores the meanings, feelings, and phenomenon behind the Chinese character “蝕 (Shí)”. This complex symbol usually refers to eclipse, as well as erosion. It is a character of loss or disappearance. However, things do not just disappear; instead, they hide or go through a transformation. This exhibition opens up a dialogue about the existence of intangible things such as dreams, memories, journeys, and wishes. Through the opening of 蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipse, the Chinese Museum would also like to introduce its new Contemporary Art Gallery located on level 2 of the building. The gallery may be one of the only spaces for contemporary Asian art in Melbourne, which exists to tell the story of Chinese-Australians in a contemporary manner.

Entry to the exhibition is free with museum entry (Adults $10; Concession $8.50; Family $24.50). The Chinese Museum is 7 days a week, from 10am – 4pm.