Sculptures Ticking and Spinning

Galleries are not always quiet places; whether it be mechanical metronomes beating to different times or the whir of car wash brushes, the sounds of objects ticking and spinning will fill the galleries across the ground floor of GOMA as part of the forthcoming exhibition ‘Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary Works from the Collection’. Work no.…

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado — La Sala del Prado

To complement the exhibition ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’ we want to take visitors on a trip to the old Madrid illustrated in some of the magnificent paintings in the exhibition, and share the feeling of today’s Madrid — a bustling international city known for its cutting-edge design, technology, food and culture. American writer…

The politics of persuasion

I was admiring Kim Hung II’s fascinating mosaic Work Team Contest when a thought struck me. The work is part of the show ‘Propaganda?‘, which recently opened on level 3 at GOMA, right next door to our recent acquisition Ride the Caspian. It’s an interesting opportunity to look at the legacy of Socialist Realism and various other…

New Media, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Opening 3 August, the ‘National New Media Art Award 2012’ is an exciting overview of Australian artists working at the intersection of art and technology. Selected from across Australia, the exhibition profiles innovation made possible through the use of advanced medical apparatus, motion-tracking sensors, increasingly sophisticated custom programming and even nano-technologies. An interesting trend to…

The Spanish are coming

Kings, gods, saints and sinners, dogs and very small people will feature among the cast of characters to be seen in a Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado. The exhibition, an Australian first and exclusive to Brisbane, presents a portrait of Spain that starts with the perspectives of royal monarchs, their children, courtiers and jesters. The…