52 ARTISTS 52 AC­TIONS

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Backed by the peo­ple-power of crowd fund­ing ‘52 ARTISTS 52 AC­TIONS’ is a new pro­gram from Syd­ney’s Artspace which com­mis­sions an artist from Aus­tralia or Asia to cre­ate a new work. Span­ning one year, 52 artists will ad­dress po­lit­i­cal and so­cial is­sues in the form of an ‘ac­tion’ in their lo­cal com­mu­nity. Artspace Di­rec­tor Alexie Glass-Kan­tor elab­o­rated that the project is “a demo­cratic means of shar­ing, con­nect­ing and en­gag­ing artists and au­di­ences with crit­i­cal con­tem­po­rary is­sues.” Some par­tic­i­pants have been an­nounced in­clud­ing Richard Bell, Deb­o­rah Kelly and Ver­non Ah Kee as well as pre­sen­ta­tions from Tro­marama, In­done­sia, Anida Yoeu Ali, Cam­bo­dia, Hit Man Gu­rung, Nepal and Young-Hae Chang Heavy In­dus­tries, South Korea. Fol­low weekly projects on In­sta­gram @52ARTISTS52ACTIONS

artspace.org.au

Hit Man Gu­rung, Yel­low Hel­met and Grey House, 2015, from the se­ries ‘I Have to Feed My­self, My Fam­ily and My Coun­try...’, acrylic on can­vas Courtesy the artist and Artspace, Syd­ney

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