Guo Jian and Ah Xian

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An extraordinary thing happened at the Casula Powerhouse last Friday night. It was the opening night of the new Refugees exhibition, which includes the now Sydney-based Chinese artists Ah Xian and Guo Jian. Cast your mind back to 1989 and the infamous Tiananmen Square massacre of pro-democracy protesters by government armed forces. Ah Xian and Guo Jian were both ...

Snow Monkey: a review of George Gittoes’ new film at its Sydney premiere

Shazia, from George Gittoes

I’ve just been getting to know some of the street kids in the roughest parts of Jalalabad. This is Afghanistan’s second largest city, and reportedly the most dangerous city on earth. I met wide-eyed, gorgeous little Gul Mina, aged about five, who collects discarded cans in hessian bags and sells them for a few rupees to ...