Tuesday, June 2, 2009

20 years since Tiananmen Square

To mark the 20 years since the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, Amnesty International Australia will be holding events in Sydney and the NSW region alongside activists in the Chinese Community, this Thursday on the 4th of June. Show your solidarity by attending one (or all) of the following events.

Peaceful Protest: Commemorating 20 years since the Tiananman Square Crackdown

Where: Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney (39 Dunblance Street, Camperdown NSW 2050)
When: 12:00 noon to 13:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2009.

Other events include:

Commemoration Car Rally

Where: West Ashfield Leagues Club, 115 Liverpool Road
When: between 9:45am-10:15am.

649 Exhibition and the 'Tank Man Tango'

Where: 649, Serial Space, 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale
When: Thursday, June 4, 2009 - Sunday, June 14, 2009.

Opening at Serial Space at 7pm on June Fourth 2009, 649 will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the crushing of the Tiananmen Square protests. The exhibtion will feature new paintings, drawings, installations, videos and zines by Locust Jones, Deborah Kelly, Chaina Productions, Pmfk, Brian P, Ryan Leech and Mark Gerada (curator).

Deborah Kelly's Tank Man Tango, is a worldwide particpatory performance choreographed to occur at an iconic location in Sydney just before the exhibtion opens. The Tank Man Tango project will be a memorial made of dancing bodies in cities around the world (Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Washington DC, Taichung, London, Bristol, Weimar, Leipzig, Seoul, Mexico City, Tucson AZ and Singapore) as a collaborative public project, produced in consultation with a range of artists across media. This work will bring to life the steps of the "tank man".

The peformances from around the world will be documented and exhibited progressively at Serial Space from June Fifth. In Sydney, Tank Man Tango qill take place from 5pm, June Fourth at an iconic harbourside location to be announced on Wednesday 3rd.

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