White Rabbit: Heavy Artillery

Contemporary Chinese art specialists White Rabbit’s Heavy Artillery exhibition is in its final weeks – see it before it’s too late!

By Benjamen Judd

White Rabbit’s critically acclaimed exhibition Heavy Artillery is wrapping up on August 7 and if you haven’t seen it already make sure you don’t miss out. 

Curated by David Williams, Heavy Artillery explores the nature of political power in totalitarian regimes and the role of art in both challenging it and supporting it as propaganda. 

According to John McDonald in the Sydney Morning Herald, the collection draws upon draws on Mao Zedong’s pronouncement at the Yenan Forum of 1942 that works of art must “operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy.”

 

If this sounds all a little too out of reach for the average punter, the exhibition can be approached from a far simpler angle – it’s aesthetically astounding. 

Large-scale installations, sculptures and a series of multi-dimensional sculptures that make for the most Instagramable art will have your friends and relatives convinced of growing your cultural clout. 

And once you’re done with the art, head downstairs to the White Rabbit Teahouse and treat yourself to a selection of the finest Chinese and Taiwanese teas in Sydney. 

Entry into the gallery is free. 

Heavy Artillery is showing at White Rabbit Gallery until August 7. 

whiterabbitcollection.org 

30 Balfour Street

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