Countdown to APT9: Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Bangladesh

 

On the countdown to ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been travelling to deepen their understanding of contemporary art. Conducted in countries from Iran through to those in West, Central and South Asia and the Pacific, this travel informs our selection of artists for APT9 as well as generating future…

Delve into the secrets of ‘A busy corner of the Brisbane River’

George Wishart worked as a professional photographer and was taught painting by Isaac Walter Jenner, Brisbane’s foremost marine painter. He mainly painted scenes of Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River. When A busy corner of the Brisbane River 1897 was first exhibited at the Queensland International Exhibition in 1897, it was highly praised as ‘decidedly one of…

APT9: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art returns in November

Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in late August to create his major, APT9 site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. This enormous ink painting will…

Looking at Patricia Piccinini’s monsters looking at us

Our culture — its art, music, theology and techno-science — is filled with the promises of monsters, that is to say, the irreverent energy of those who deviate from prescriptive normality.1 Known for her imaginative lifelike creatures, visit ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ at GOMA until 5 August 2018, and ponder our place in a world…