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Kawita Vatanajyankur, Carrier II, 2017, Digital Print from Single Channel HD Video. Courtesy of the artist and Nova Contemporary Bangkok

When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important however subtle.

In the face of complex environmental problems Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community.

Featuring Australian and international artists whose work focuses on environment and social issues in Asia, including:

Arahmaiani, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Marnie Badham, Made Bayak, Yu Fang Chi, Ryoko Kose, Pradyumna Kumar, Pushpa Kumari, Armin Linke, Ly Hoang Ly, James Nguyen,
Elia Nurvista, Sherman Ong, Sarker Protick, Fitri Ranatarya, Mandy Ridley, Khvay Samnang, Gigi Scaria, Lizzy Simpson, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Tintin Wulia, Bo Zheng (Zheng Bo)

Curator: Helen Rayment

 

Bruised Food: a Living Laboratory
Complementing the exhibition, Bruised Food: a living laboratory presents art and events in a working kitchen, within the gallery. Curated by Marnie Badham and Francis Maravillas, the Living Lab features artists Keg de Souza with Lucien Alperstein, Arahmaiani, Rhett D’Costa, Elia Nurvista and Stephen Loo.

 

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: The Only Rock We Eat
Tuesday 16 April, 1-3 pm

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: Masala Mix: Opening the Anglo-Indian Tiffin
Thursday 2 May, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: RICE (Hunger Inc)
Monday 13 May, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BRUISED FOOD LAB EVENT: Careful Whispers (a Cricket Banquet)
Thu 23 May, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Bruised: Art Action & Ecology in Asia

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Dates
Fri 12 April - Sat 1 June

Monday-Friday: 11-5pm
Thursday 11-7pm
Saturday: 11-5pm

Tickets
Free

Venue

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Train Stop

Melbourne Central Station

Tram Stop

1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72. Stop 7 RMIT.