MELBOURNE, 15 April 2013 - On the eve of the 5th Auckland Triennial, acclaimed biennial curator Hou Hanru joined Natalie King, Director, Utopia@Asialink, for a candid conversation. Hou provided insights into exhibition modalities that interact with artists, audiences, cities and communities to envisage possible futures. Like a laboratory, Hou is interested in open and evolving exhibition platforms and the social agenda of locality and place.
SYDNEY, 14 March 2013 – Developing the Asia capability of NSW’s workforce could mean the difference between success and failure as the State diversified its direct investment profile across the economy, the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, told the launch of Asialink’s Sydney office.
MELBOURNE, 28 February 2013 – Journalist and author Rowan Callick predicts that China’s Communist Party will at some stage “test its popularity with the people” in further moves towards democracy.
MELBOURNE, 19 February 2013 - The Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese, says Australia and others in the Indo Pacific should give more attention to mechanisms to handle incidents at sea before they become a crisis.
MELBOURNE, 12 February 2013 - Author Michelle Aung Thin clearly remembers the hot day in February when an Australian stranger 'spun a yarn' to her on a Melbourne tram.
This forum explored insights by leading cultural theorists, artists, curators and writers from Australia and India who examined the complexities of working cross-regionally while speculating on a recovered continent.
MELBOURNE, December 2012 – Dylan Martorell’s Soundtracks is as an interactive art-music project exploring the ways different cultures approach concepts of recycling, reusing and re-contextualising materials.
MELBOURNE, October 9, 2012 - Internationally renowned interdisciplinary artist Nikhil Chopra (Goa) captivated his guests at VCA, where he explained his practice by way of a Performance Lecture that weaved in and out of character. In the hour-long event, Nikhil transformed himself into a fictitious ‘futuristic Elizabethan’ character, and showed a slideshow of photographs that document his interdisciplinary performances in Italy, Berlin, India and Australia.
TAIPEI August 2012 - Asialink's latest touring exhibition in Asia - Shadowlife features nine internationally renowned contemporary indigenous Australian artists choreographing their stories through photography and other new media. The artists give contemporary meaning to age old spiritual practices, seeking a kind of personal truth and challenge against rooted perception of race, culture and creed
MELBOURNE, July 2012 – In the lead up to his solo exhibition, Melbourne Art-Power Plant at RMIT’s project Space Gallery, Japanese artist in residence Kosuke Ikeda discusses micro-power generation as the driving concept behind his project and guides us through his Open Studio where we see his works in progress.