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Diyan Achjadi
Shawn Hunt

Cultural Conflation

October 15, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Vancouver artists Diyan Achjadi and Shawn Hunt explore art forms that have been appropriated from other cultures, often resulting in a conflation of sources. Achjadi examines colonial histories and migration through her prints and drawings derived from a multitude of references that include 18th- and 19th-century porcelain paintings, textile designs, medieval bestiaries, chinoiserie motifs, Javanese batik patterns, and fragments of Dutch maps.  By reordering these iconographic components in her meticulously made artworks Achjadi prompts a shifting of perspectives that encourage new... More info