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Reviews

In Correct Syntax

Australia

Pamela Zeplin


'In Correct Syntax', installation View, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, 2001.

Recently referred to as the 'SBS of Adelaide's galleries',1 Nexus Multicultural Arts centre has for the past few years been strenuously pushing and prodding conventional perceptions of what cultural diversity might signify in relation to contemporary art. Asian-Australian artists have enjoyed a visibility in Adelaide of late, but Nexus's recent exhibition, 'In Correct Syntax', consciously elided the constraints of 'marginal, exclusive or isolated cultural (read oriental) domains'.2 Any notions of shared 'Asianness' or hyphenated hybridisation…

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