Abbotsford Convent is hosting two installations exploring Asian arts and culture next month
29.01.2020

Abbotsford Convent is hosting two installations exploring Asian arts and culture next month

A visual feast of performance, visual art and much more.

As part of this year’s Asia TOPA, Abbotsford Convent presents HuRU-hARa and When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon), two avant-garde installations representing culture through vastly different lenses.

HuRU-hARa, the brainchild of Thomas Henning and TerryandTheCuz, is an immersive installation mirroring the aesthetic and vibrant atmosphere of South East Asia’s artistic underground scene. Drawing from traditions, folklore and street culture of the Nusantara – or Malay Archipelago – situated between China and India, HuRU-hARa is a genre-defying experience.

Bringing together experimental artists working across a range of mediums, including visual art, video, sculpture, live music, street art, performance and dance, the huge installation will feature a large-scale piece comprising found objects, interactive murals, theatrical dance, puppetry, and much more.

On the flipside, When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon) tells the story of a Korean elder who ponders questions surrounding change and identity through looking at evolving landscapes and considering the connections between site, sensation and memory.

A collaborative exhibition featuring works by Korean artists Jin Yim and Jihyun Kim and Australian artists Erin Milne, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, this exploration of space looks at how we find meaning in our surroundings.

Reflecting on the varying facets of culture and art, these two special events are bound to delight and inspire.

HuRU-hARa comes to Abbotsford Convent from February 20 until March 1 on Thursdays – Sundays from 7pm, free entry. When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon) runs the same date range within the Convent’s South Magalen Laundry, free entry. For more information, head to the Abbotsford Convent website