The second iteration of Asia TOPA presents…

‘Asia TOPA’ continues through March with special presentations of theatre, music, visual art and performance exploring the connections between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. Among the many venues participating, we suggest visiting Arts Centre Melbourne to see ‘Knowledge in your hands, eyes and mind’ by Phaptawan Suwannakudt, a multi-sensory installation evoking spiritual elements from Suwannakudt’s personal history. Other interesting installations include Biometric Mirror at the University of Melbourne, and ‘HuRU-hARa’ and ‘When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon)’ at Abbotsford Convent. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art will present a speculative future in ‘Feedback Loops’, the National Gallery of Victoria traces the history of Chinese photography in ‘Turning Points’, screens Shirin Neshat’s video work ‘Dreamers’, and exhibits ‘Japanese Modernism’, whereas The Substation hosts a survey of Akio Suzuki’s aurally driven events/ performances and Arts House is home to a multi-media installation titled (and considering) ‘What is Chinese?’

asiatopa.com.au