Jason Phu - The Analects of Kung Phu - blue header
Free

Jason Phu: Analects of Kung Phu

Book 1, The 69 Dialogues between the Lamp and the Shadow

Exhibition

Bold and surprising, Jason Phu’s video work presents us with a guide for surviving contemporary life through the lens of martial arts film

Aside from bareknuckle action and breakneck stunts, martial arts and wuxia films are packed with wisdom and life lessons. Artist Jason Phu has reclaimed these wise sayings and remixed them into a moving image philosophy for surviving contemporary life. Divided into chapters featuring insights and meditations from different movies, tv shows and videogames, Analects of Kung Phu: Book 1, The 69 Dialogues between the Lamp and the Shadow offers a guide to ourselves and society taught by action stars and movie heroes.

Jason Phu is the 2021 recipient of the Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists.

The Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists is created in partnership with Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO and Catriona Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne, John Allsopp from Web Directions, and ACMI.

Commissioning Partners

When

2 Dec 2021 – 30 Jan 2022

Open daily

Duration

90 mins

Where

Gallery 3, Ground Floor
ACMI, Fed Square

HOW TO GET THERE

About Jason Phu

Jason Phu was born in 1989 in Sydney, Australia, and he lives and works in Melbourne. His artworks explore Chinese histories in Australia, his own family history, and Chinese/Vietnamese folktales.

Jason has shown in the Dobell Drawing Biennale (2018) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Burrangong Affray (2018) at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art and was commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for the 2019 Art Assembly Commission. In 2021 he was the recipient of the $80,000 Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists for Analects of Kung Phu. His work is showing in The Way We Eat at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and he is an artist for the arts festival Rising: Melbourne. He is represented by Station Gallery (Melbourne) and Chalk Horse (Sydney).

Jason Phu - artist photo - The Analects of Kung Fu

Related events

Plan your visit

Read our COVIDSafe visitor guidelines, information on accessibility, amenities, transport, dining options and more.

START PLANNING

Looking for dining options?

As well as great coffee and snacks, our new restaurant features a seasonally driven menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chef, Karen Martini.

Book a table | Learn more about Hero

You might also like

Not an ACMI member yet?

Experience ACMI in the very best way. Get a range of discounts and invitations to exclusive previews.

See membership options
Member Night at ACMI - Wed 16 Jun 2021

Support your museum of screen culture

Be the first to know

Subscribe for news, events, articles, offers and more.

Subscribe to our newsletters

You might also like