Curated by Sophia Cai, Sincerely Yours is a group exhibition across two neighbouring galleries at Collingwood Yards: Arts Project Australia and West Space. The exhibition will bring together a wide range of contemporary artists, including Arts Project studio artists, exploring fandom theory and the different ways artists and audiences engage with objects or subjects that inspire fannish love and devotion.
Sincerely Yours brings together artists whose work speaks to the deep, earth-shattering passion for popular culture. We all have desires that keep us grounded, even when the world around us feels like it’s falling apart. Exhibiting artists include Alanna Dodd, Amy Meng, Ari Tampubolon, Carly Snoswell, Daniel Pace, Danny Lyons, Dylan Goh, Jenny Ngo, Mel Dixon, Miles Howard-Wilks, Nick Capaldo, and Raquel Caballero. Room sheets can be viewed here.
An exhibition zine is available to collect, it contains newly commissioned fan fiction texts by Natasha Hertanto, Jinghua Qian, Diego Ramirez and Sunanda Sachatrakul. The first 200 zines come with a limited edition risograph printed cover featuring work by Jenny Ngo. The essays are also being hosted by West Space Offsite and are available to read here and the zine downloaded here.
Sophia Cai is a curator and arts writer based in Naarm/Melbourne. She currently teaches as a sessional lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne, while also maintaining an independent curating and writing practice. Sophia is particularly interested in Asian art histories, the intersections between contemporary art and craft, and feminist curatorial methodologies and community-building as forms of political resistance.