Exhibition Event Title
The Great War of the Eggplant and Sausage
Date of Exhibition Event
Location of Exhibition Event
Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Acrylic on canvas
126 x 550 cm
In this work, GUAN Wei conjured several animated figures of "eggplants", and captured them in a plot of colonialism and settlement. GUAN Wei wishes to borrow the power of whimsical animation to communicate a different settlement history of Australia, of "what might actually have happened". (Tseng, Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Lecture Series: Guan Wei, February 28, 2018, Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, available on https://acrawsa.org.au/2018/02/28/friends-of-the-australian-tapestry-workshops-lecture-series-guan-wei/) (Jose, Catalogue: FANTASTIC COSMOGRAPHIES, 2006, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, available through http://www.jurn.org/ejournal/catalogue.pdf) (Jerry Wu'23).