Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung

Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung is an Australian art critic. His writing imagines non-Western and decolonial frameworks for contemporary art. Eugene has written for both print and online publications such as Art+Australia, Art Collector Magazine, Art Almanac and The Saturday Paper. Eugene is a final year law student at The University of Sydney.

Becoming Spectacle, Pursuing Celebrity

On Nat Thomas’ ‘Postcards from the Edge’

By Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung — 17 May, 2019

This is the second instalment of Running Dog’s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).   …

The Canonisation of Quilty

By Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung — 5 March, 2019

Classical depictions of Christ have historically been used to inspire awe and wonder for the purpose of social control. We need only think of Rubens and Raphael for Him to emerge in our collective imagination: Jesus reaching out from the canvas and into our reality with divine luminescence. These are images borne of a master’s…