Asia TOPA Radar new series for artists in the Asia-Pacific
Asia TOPA Radar – a new series of events that bring together the latest stories and inspiration by artists from across the Asia Pacific – launches on 30 November in Melbourne, Australia.
Featuring diverse Asia Pacific artists, thinkers, DJs and musicians, Asia TOPA Radar invites artists to share what is inspiring them in a series of informal presentations and performances. This inaugural edition of Asia TOPA Radar features 3 artist collectives who have all captivated audiences and communities around the world:
The Pacific Sisters (Auckland, New Zealand) are a pioneering collective of women, soles and fa’afafine artists, designers, storytellers, performers, musicians, educators and mentors. With a unique fusion of cultural practice and contemporary art, the collective’s work has presented in biennales, galleries, nightclubs, museums and public spaces.
Luke George (Naarm/Melbourne, Australia) and Daniel Kok (Singapore) have been making extraordinary performances together for nearly a decade, spanning choreography, social engagement, installation and rope practice. Their recent works have premiered at the RISING Festival (Melbourne), Venice Biennale (Italy) and Singapore International Festival of the Arts.
Thukral & Tagra (Delhi, India) create playful, generous and inclusive works, employing a wondrous array of media – including painting, gaming, archiving, publishing, design and participation – to create new forms of public engagement and expand the threshold of what art can do.