White Rabbit Gallery, the keeper of our city’s best contemporary Chinese art, has announced that its spring 2013 show Serve The People will be curated by former Art Gallery of New South Wales director Edmund Capon.
Capon’s collaboration with White Rabbit Gallery is not his first encounter with Chinese art. He specialised in Chinese language, art and archaeology at the Univerisity of London before going on to lead a small group of “friends of China” on a tour of Mao’s ravaged nation in 1974. Serve The People is based on three key aspects of Chinese life: fear, anarchy and hope. And it would have been a tough call selecting works – Capon had over 700 works to choose from.
Those who’ve been to White Rabbit before will know just how capable gallery owner and philanthropist Judith Neilson is in introducing audiences to China’s rich historical and cultural dialogue. “White Rabbit has created an amazing window into the life and energy of contemporary China. There’s nothing like it anywhere,” said Capon via release.
*Image: Meiya Lin, The Times are Summoning, 2007, video
Stay tuned for forthcoming details.