MAAP ’02 – Multimedia Art Asia Pacific

With the theme of MOIST MAAP 2002, previously staged in Brisbane, was held in Asia for the first time.

Aboriginal Ancestors. Image by Jason Davidson.

Aboriginal Ancestors. Image by Jason Davidson.

ANAT collaborated with MAAP by co-curating a program of interactive and net artworks for presentation at the Millennium Monument, Beijing, China.

The four works selected by ANAT were Uncle Bill (Debra Petrovitch), Juvenate (Michelle Glaser, Andrew Hutchison, Marie-Louise Xavier), Hotel (Brogan Bunt) and Aborginal_Ancestors (Jason Hampton).

These were included in a CDROM/Net Art program comprised of 14 artists from Australia and Asia. In addition to this program, there was an exhibition of installations and a screening program. MAAP will remain in Asia forthe next two years, before it returns to Brisbane in 2005.

ANAT has had an association with MAAP since its inception and wishes to thank MAAP Director Kim Machan for the opportunity of ongoing collaboration. Congratulations also to Kim for staging this event in Beijing, MAAP02 continues cultural links with China established by projects such as the Probe exhibition (Australian Embassy, Beijing) and maintains the exposure of Australian artists to new and diverse audiences.

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