30 May–16 June
Opens Wednesday 30 May 6pm–8pm
Jenny Zhe Chang
Détente Harmonization is a series of sculptures de-constructed and reconstructed from table tennis bats. The work realises new and harmonious shapes and forms from plain materials to evoke metaphoric possibilities for the fusion of east and west. It originates from the Ping Pong Diplomacy event which prompted Australia to establish diplomatic relations with China in 1972.
The art work’s background colour, gold, represents gold medal and richness of spirituality. The natural wood slightly touched with black symbolises the balance of Yin and Yang. The aim of this work is to raise more awareness of the differences between cultures and to accept them without prejudice.