A selection of works from 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug, previously shown at Arc One Gallery in 2015 are included in the Moving Tongues exhibition. Curated by La Trobe University's Dr Nadia Rhook, this exhibition tells stories of migration, communication, and translation in 1890s Melbourne. John will also participate in 'Talking about translation: history, art and language' panel discussion on Saturday 15th October.
Exhibition Dates: 5 October - 30 October 2016
Alexander Ochs Gallery will present works by John Young in the group exhibition, 'The repetition of the good. The repetition of the bad', at the New Synagogue in Berlin. Selected photographs and drawings from Bonhoeffer in Harlem, Safety Zone as well as a new group of works based on Oskar Schindler will be on display. The exhibition is set against the backdrop of the darkest chapter of German history, addressing the profound loss suffered by the Jewish community of Berlin under the National Socialist dictatorship.
Exhibition Dates: 7 July - 4 September 2016
John Young's exhibition, Storm Resurrection, will open at Pearl Lam Galleries this July. This exhibition will bring together three series of works; Storm Resurrection, Naive and Sentimental Paintings and Veil.
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai. G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road Shanghai 200002
Dates: 2 July - 21 August 2016
Willoughby City Council Curator, Venita Poblocki joins John Young to discuss his most recent exhibition, Modernity's End: Half the Sky.
Venue: Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street Willoughby
Dates: 2 - 3pm Thursday 17 March 2016
An exhibition by John Young with invited artists Pei Pei He & Cyrus Tang and music by Theodore Wohng opens at Incinerator Art Space. A Willoughby City Council curated exhibition. Part of Art Month and Spectrum Now.
Venue: Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street Willoughby
Exhibition Dates: 2 March - 3 April 2016
UQ Art Museum announces acquisition of Moment III into their collection
Moment III was first shown in Eternal Transformation, John's most recent exhibition at Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane.
ART STAGE SINGAPORE
John will be represented by Pearl Lam Galleries at the 6th edition of Art Stage Singapore, Southeast Asia's flagship art fair
Venue: Stand A10 Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level B2
Exhibition dates: 21 - 24 January 2016
ART021 | SHANGHAI CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
Venue: Stand B-12 Shanghai Exhibition Center, No. 1000 Yan'an Middle Road, Shanghai
Exhibition dates: 19 - 20 November 2015
KIAF ART SEOUL | ART SEOUL KOREA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
Venue: Stand 32 COEX Halls A & B, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition dates: 7 - 11 October 2015
PEARL LAM GALLERIES PRESENT JOHN YOUNG ARTIST TALK
The Abstract Project: a Lifetime in a Day
Since 2005 John has been working on a series of paintings that aims to renew the process of abstract art making. Ironically coining this process as 'Human-Computer-Friendship', he utilises fast computer processing, appropriation, and the effective technique of oil painting in the hope of preserving valued resonances form the last century for our phantasmagoric condition of hyper capitalism today.
Venue: Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Pearl Lam Galleries, Booth D03
Date: Sunday, 13th September 2pm
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY | AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
Exhibition dates: 10 - 13 September 2015
John Young's exhibition, Eternal Transformation, will open at Philip Bacon Galleries next week. This exhibition presents a triptych of Double Ground Paintings alongside a new series of abstract work - a culmination of various influences from the Northern Sung silk paintings to the hermit-wanderer Fairweather. An opening event will be held on Friday 28 August from 6pm.
Exhibition dates: 25 August - 19 September 2015
OPEN MONUMENT - ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHINESE PEOPLES' CONTRIBUTION TO BALLARAT
John Young has been commissioned by the City of Ballarat to create a major public artwork acknowledging the History of the Chinese in Ballarat. The monument will consider this context as an open historical event, specific to Ballarat, and encourage future generations to relate to new understandings of this period in Ballarat's history. Construction of the monument will be completed in August 2015.
DRAGON TAILS 2015
John Young has been invited to deliver a paper at Jade Dragon in the Tropics: The 4th Australasian conference on overseas Chinese history & heritage. The conference will be held at the Cairns Sheridan Hotel, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
Symposium dates: 2 July - 5 July 2015
NATIONAL GALLERY AUSTRALIA ARTIST TALK
John Young will give insights into his work, Castiglione's Dream. A key work from the artists critical Double Ground series, purchased by the NGA in March 2014.
Venue: NGA Australian Galleries
Time: Tuesday 23 June 2015 12.45pm
In response to the themes of the exhibition, composer Theodore Wohng produced an inspired antiphonal sound piece that unfurls in the space. This is Johns return to painting after recently working on international projects and permant installations including Bonhoeffer in Harlem in Bamberg, Germany as well as Open Monument, a major public artwork in Ballarat, Victoria. Open Monument is currently under-construction and due to be opened early 2015.
Venue: Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition Dates: 11 March - 11 April
BONHOEFFER IN HARLEM - PERMANENT INSTALL IN THE HISTORICAL CITY OF BAMBERG
After a series of five lectures delivered in 2014 together with a publication by historians and theologians on the work 'Bonhoeffer in Harlem; in Bamberg, Germany - John attends with Professor Renate Wind, Dr. Hans Ulrich and Art historian Dr Brigit Kastner in discussion on Bonhoeffer at the Erlöserkirche and John's work. This marks the final celebration of the permanent installation of Bonhoeffer in Harlem in this historic city.
TILTING THE WORLD SYMPOSIUM
John Young has been invited to deliver a paper at Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, a Symposium in honour of Professor John Clark. The Symposium will be held at The Power Institute, The University of Sydney and The Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Symposium dates: 29 November - 30 November 2013
BONHOEFFER IN HARLEM
John Young's installation Bonhoeffer in Harlem is now permanently installed in Evangelishe Erlöserkirche in Bamberg.
NYU GLOBAL ARTS EXCHANGE ROUNDTABLE
John was invited to present projects he has worked on since 2009, for the NYU Global Arts Exchange Roundtable, at the Centre for European Studies at Australian National University, Canberra.
Along with a number of artists including Ai Weiwei, Micha Ullman Jörg Herold and Yin Xiuzhen, John Young has been invited to re-create his installation Bonhoeffer in Harlem in the Erlöserkirche this June in Bamberg, as part of the exhibition Circles. On this site, in 1934, leading members of the Confessing Church resisted the consecration of this church by pro-fascist German-Christians. The exhibition Circles also marks the occasion of the millennial founding of the city in Franconia, Germany.
Exhibition Dates: 8 July - 18 August
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
With or Without You exists in the context of ORIENTing: Ian Fairweather in Western Australian Collections, an exhibition presenting a number of significant early works by Ian Fairweather, focusing on the influence of Asian culture on the artist’s practice. In conjunction with this exhibition, was With or Without You, an exhibition of contemporary art by Australian artists that touch on similar themes of identity and landscape. John Young was commissioned to create a set of drawings for this occasion.
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
Exhibition dates: 4 May - 13 July 2013
John Young is participating in U.F.O. Art Exhibition of Global Communication, curated by Andrew Lam. The exhibition will coincide with the Hong Kong International Art Fair.
Venue: Fang Li Jun Art Space, Hong Kong
Exhibition Dates: 23 May – 23 June 2013
THE BRIDGE AND THE FRUIT TREE: MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF POST MEMORY
Convened by Terence Maloon, Jacqueline Lo, Aaron Seeto and John Young discuss Asian-European connections against the backdrop of the Drill Hall gallery survey exhibition of John Young’s works. This event is sponsored by the ANUCES and the Drill Hall Gallery and is part of the Portrayal and Identity Symposium organised by the ANU School of Art (21 & 22 March 2013).
Venue: Drill Hall Gallery, Bld #29, Kingsley Street, Canberra
Time: Thursday 21 March 2013, 5.00pm – 6:00 pm.
MADE IN CHINA
John opens exhibition Made in China. Curated by Greg Long, in this group exhibition contemporary artists consider ideas that surround the meeting of Australian and Chinese cultures. Made in China is a Salamanca Arts Centre and CAST touring exhibition supported by the Australian Government through the Contemporary Touring initiative,the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania.
Venue: The Elizabeth Murdoch Gallery, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park
Exhibiton dates: 17 March - 9 June 2013
THE MACAU DAYS
10 Chancery Lane Gallery in Hong Kong presents The Macau Days, a solo exhibition by John Young. In this exhibition John presents a constellation of ideas and stories surrounding old Macau and its rick trans-cultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia. Young's works pay homage to the flight out, the peole, and their days spent in Macau.
Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Exhibition dates: 27 September - 27 October 2012
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP FOR SENIOR ARTISTS
John Young has been awarded a two year Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship for Senior Artists, to research Chinese Diaspora in Australia from 1850 - present. The culmination of this 24-month research project will be produced in the form of large-scale exhibitions. In the following three years, these works will be exhibited both nationally and internationally in major museums and art spaces. The entire duration of the project is five years.
THE NEW WOLF OF ROME
John Young's exhibition, The New Wolf of Rome, will open at Philip Bacon Galleries next week.
The artist will be giving a talk on this new body of work at the gallery at 2.30pm, Saturday 21 April 2012.
Exhibition dates: 17 April - 12 May 2012
Passages, an upcoming exhibition curated by Maudie Palmer, invites three senior practitioners - novelist Brian Castro, furniture designer Khai Liew and artist John Young - to create a unique empathic space that interweaves their concerns into an installed form.
A 78-page publication with essays by Prof Jacqueline Lo and Wendy Walker will be available for purchase from the museum bookshop.
Exhibition dates: 25 February - 27 May 2012
John Young will be participating in a panel discussion between curator Venita Poblocki and participating artists of the group exhibition 'Chinese Australia'.
Thursday 16 February 2012, 6-7pm
John Young will join fellow artists Tony Clark, John Nixon and Peter Tyndall in conversation at Heide Museum of Modern Art as they speak about their paintings in Forever Young and their practice from the 1980s to today.
Sunday 29 January 2012, 2pm
Venue: Heide III Central Galleries
Finding Kenneth Myer, a tapestry commissioned by the senior Myer siblings to commemorate the life and achievements of their oldest brother Kenneth Baillieu Myer AC DSC, was presented to the National Library of Australia on 2 December 2011. The tapestry was designed by John Young and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, it is now permanently installed at the National Library of Australia.
Exhibition dates: 5 November - 3 December 2011
John Young is currently being represented in Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, an exhibition which traces the history of the Heide Collection. Young's work is featured in the 1980s - Today exhibition curated by Linda Michael.
Venue: Heide III Central Galleries
Exhibition dates: 2 November 2011 - 4 March 2012
Congratulations to JOHN YOUNG on the acquisition of his work, Moment III, into the collection of the UQ Art Museum.
John Young's exhibition, Eternal Transformation,