Panel Discussion: Emerging artists and diasporic spaces
Diaspora (defn): the dispersion of people from their homeland or a community formed by people who have exited or been removed from their homeland.
Commentary on the diasporic experience is woven through the three current exhibitions at the IMA; Becoming Alluvium by Thao Nguyen Phan, See/Through by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan and the churchie emerging art prize 2021.
This panel discussion will explore this conversation locally and invites emerging artists and artsworkers to share insights into the value and function of diasporic spaces in Brisbane’s contemporary art communities. Join Mark du Potiers from XYZ ARI, Lucy Nguyễn-Hunt from Anthem ARI, Ty Goddard from Thicc Shake, and Naavikaran for a dynamic panel discussion facilitated by Aniway Aquilizan.
The panellists will discuss how dedicated spaces for hybrid identities assist people of colour to reimagine their contributions and sense of self. They will talk about how these spaces are perceived inside their communities, and to anchor this conversation in real time, explore how the pandemic has intensified the ‘ambivalence’ at the heart of diasporic experience.
Find out more on the IMA website here.