#32 Art & Comics

#32 TENACITY (Art & Comics)

Go to find someone to fall in love with before the end of the world

A close-up photo of a bright red condom wrapper, unopened. Overlaid, in blue block capital letters, are the words: ‘GO FIND SOMEONE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD’.

CHUNXIAO QU is a Chinese-born artist and poet living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her practice is largely focused on language, spanning various media including neon installation, painting, sculpture, and screen print. Qu explores various modes of conceptual installation, often working with very minimal forms and structures. Her work is at once both concise and deeply inquisitive, playful and pointed.

Qu has published two poetry collections: This poetry book is too good to have a name & Logic Poetry (Discipline, 2022) and Popcorn: Porn of Poetry (no more poetry, 2021).

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Oh, Brother!

LINDA OGONOWSKI is a neurodivergent painter, draughtswoman, costume maker, and sculptor, whose artwork is primarily about the process, play, and appreciating beauty and absurdity in the quotidian. She loves to follow an idea to see where it will lead, with curiosity guiding her through a variety of disciplines. Her work also explores prejudice and the abject body in the context of invisible disability and poverty. Ogonowski is preparing to illustrate a friend’s short stories and is working towards a group exhibition in 2024. She is a graduate of the National Art School, and her favourite artist is David Hockney.

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