Friday, 3 September 2010

Contemporary Art for Contemporary Kids

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan In-flight (Project: Another Country) , 2009

 Courtesy: The artists / Photograph: Ray Fulton

7 October - 18 December 2010

In a first for Sydney, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation has partnered with the Queensland Art Gallery Children’s Art Centre to present ‘Contemporary Art for Contemporary Kids’ – an interactive multimedia exhibition featuring five artists projects created especially for children and families.
Highlights include:

In-flight (Project: Another Country) 2009
Brisbane-based artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan’s project, In-flight (Project: Another Country) 2009, asks participants to make aeroplanes out of found materials. Using the recycled objects as well as off-cuts and twine, participants are invited to construct aircraft within a dynamic activity space. Touching on themes of migration, family and memory, the recycled planes form a giant flock suspended from the ceiling.

Classroom upside down 2006
School will never be the same after children experience Sutee Kunavichayanont’s ‘classroom’.
Turning school tables upside down and conventional ideas on their head, the artist’s carvings of animals, buildings and people combine different cultural sources, encouraging children to look at familiar things in new ways and to think about how different cultures might interact.  Children can participate in the artwork by making rubbings of all the carved surfaces.

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