4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art explores the experience of international students, and throws a House Party.
Vertical Villages is the latest program to come out of Hay Street's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. It's an artist-led project from Indonesian collective ruangrupa ArtLab and Australia's Keg de Souza.
Upon learning that more than 35,000 international students enrol in Sydney tertiary institutions each year, the duo began the initiative as a means of collaborating with and investigating the interpersonal and communal experience of temporary migrants. And as part of Vertical Villages, 4A has invited local international students to host a series of public programs entitled House Party (aw, yeah).
The whole affair kicks off 6pm, 5 September, with the launch of Vertical Villages and House Party with DJ Geo Asasi and runs until late October with a range of other events.
Image: ruangrupa ArtLab and Keg de Souza, Vertical Villages (installation view), 2013, mixed media, commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Art. Image courtesy 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the artists.
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