A World View

 

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Timo Nasseri, Germany b.1972 / Epistrophy VI 2012 / Polished stainless steel / Purchased 2012 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

An exhibition of works in the Collection acquired with the support of Tim Fairfax, AC, will open on GOMA’s ground floor on Saturday 11 June, honouring the visionary generosity of the QAGOMA Foundation President and leading benefactor.

A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift celebrates a decade of artworks acquired through the support of a single generous benefactor. Tim Fairfax’s extraordinary commitment has brought major works by leading international artists into Queensland’s Collection, for visitors to enjoy now and into the future.

Movement is at the centre of this exhibition: the movement of our own bodies dramatically framed by Tomás Saraceno’s majestic webbed spheres, or reflected in the sublime geometry of Timo Nasseri’s refracted universe. We are invited to move in Uche Okpa-Iroha’s dynamic studies of light and shadow, to dance to Michael Jackson in the work of Candice Breitz, and be mesmerised by Julian Opie’s passing parade of humanity.

These works invite a multi-layered perspective of the world, asking us to embrace detailed insights into the lives of others, just as we enjoy passing through abstracted spaces modelling cosmos and community.

Tomás Saraceno, Argentina b.1973 / Biosphere 2009 / PVC, rope, nylon monofilament, acrylic, plants (Tillandsia), air pressure regulator system, hydration system / Purchased 2014 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AC, through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery