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A Gentle Misinterpretation: Australian Artists and Chinoiserie Aug 2022 - Oct 2022

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‘Chinoiserie’, the Western appropriation of Asian aesthetics, briefly represented the height of fashion for European aristocracy during the early eighteenth century, before falling out of favour and being variously characterised as effeminate, immoral and transgressive. Today the style remains something of a guilty pleasure, via its undeniable aesthetic charm, but intensely problematic and kitsch appropriation of Asian culture. Conceived and curated by Andrew Nicholls, A Gentle Misinterpretation: Australian Artists and Chinoiserie features new works by thirteen Australian artists investigating this fascinating legacy.

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