Photo: Shaye Duong

Nexus Arts Presented

OzAsia Festival: Pendulum

Acculturation is the process of assimilating into a new culture, learning and incorporating the values, beliefs, and customs of something new into that which is already established. It can be a difficult process, fraught with uncertainty and intense change.

Curated by Jonathan Kim, Pendulum sees six second-generation Asian immigrant artists explore this process. Suspended between two cultures, South Australian artists Shaye Dương, Jazmine Deng, Jake Yang, Alice Hu, as well as ej son and Chris Yee (NSW), explore how their arts practices are affected by cultural displacement and the restoration that comes from reconnection, swinging from one to the other like a pendulum.


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