Posted by Jacqui Bonner | 25/10/2022
Presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art throughout October, AHOH platforms some of the brightest Asian artists today through a transformative program celebrating the creative beat of Haymarket.
4A/24 will commence at 11am on Saturday 29 October and conclude at 6pm Sunday 30 October, featuring dozens of works by over 50 artists, spanning live music, DJ sets, intimate one-on-one performance, dance, and theatre, across the entire weekend.
To house this ambitious two-day event, 4A is partnering with its George Street neighbours, the Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA), transforming the old library with a great line-up of artists.
“We’re taking contemporary art out of the gallery into our neighbourhood, activating the streets and sites of Haymarket withartists performances and installation.” says Amrit Gill, Artistic Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. “Surreal old library rooms will be animated with intimate bespoke one-on-one performances and installations such as telepathic drawings, nail makeovers, tarot card readings, and street food speed dates.”
Saturday will feature two of Sydney’s hottest underground collectives, Kerfew and the champions of funk, Freedom Sessions. The hottest Australian Asian musos, Marcus Whale, Morgana Osaki and Rainbow Chan will wrap up the weekend. Dance performances include Indian classical dance icon Anandavalli (in the short film Anthi directed by Iqbal Barkat, followed by a Q&A), live dance performances and street dance (Destructive Steps Dance Association), plus a performance by progressive South Asian performing arts company Bindi Bosses blending classical Indian and contemporary dance forms.
will transform 4A’s street window from 7pm-9pm on Saturday night, with an offering to the goddess Kali,
and a protest against global injustices, with Urban Kali.
On both days a solo theatre piece will delight, Maa Ki Rasoi (My Mother’s Kitchen) by Pratha Nagpal is performed by Madhullikaa Singh, commissioned by Shopfront Arts Co-op. The work unpacks the intergenerational lived experiences of immigrant mothers and their children.
On Sunday morning the day begins with yoga, meditation and a chai bar hosted by Chai Walli. Or there’s Yum Cha from 11:00am-12:30pm at Zilver Restaurant, with each artist hosted by a 4A artist (ticketed event).
4A/24 is a licensed venue, children must be accompanied by an adult.