MTalks—Macau Days: Brian Castro & John Young in conversation with Natalie King
Macau has undergone major shifts over the past 500 years. From merchant port of refuge and gateway for Jesuit missionaries to a 20th-century modernist Portuguese province—it has always been a place traversed by poets and artists. The Macau of today is a phantasmagoric site for gambling that rivals Las Vegas.
Come down to MPavilion for an enlightening conversation between artist John Young, novelist Brian Castro and writer/curator and Honorary Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Natalie King, to celebrate the launch of Macau Days.
Macau Days is a tri-lingual publication including poetic texts by Brian Castro and artworks by John Young, as well as classic Macanese recipes designed to engage shared histories of Macau. Natalie will draw from her experiences fostering numerous projects throughout Asia to lead a discussion about art, poetry, food and fiction.
This event is supported by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the EU Centre for Global Affairs, University of Adelaide and published by Art + Australia. Art + Australia is a publishing and research body based at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne.