Pop Islam cinema project at APT8

The post-9/11 rise of Islamophobia and subsequent polarisation of many Muslim filmmakers requires a sophisticated examination of the multiplicity of Muslim voices and viewpoints. This is just what the rich and diverse ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) cinema project ‘Pop Islam’ strives to do, writes Anne Démy-Geroe. Spirituality, rather than religion, has been cited by artists…

Students experience world cultures and histories through APT8

The development of educational resources at QAGOMA is a collaborative endeavour – and a very enjoyable one. Learning staff work closely with curators, as well as film editors, and design and multimedia teams to create relevant and fun resources for schools. The process is authentic in its relevance to the classroom, as evident in questions…

APT8 Live

Throughout ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT8) the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will be animated by APT8 Live, an ongoing program of artist performances and projects that takes art off the four walls of the Gallery. The first ever APT Live is a collaboration between the…

View the installation time-lapse of ‘All we leave behind are the memories’

For ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8), Asim Waqif created a site-specific work entitled All we leave behind are the memories in The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) that expands through gallery spaces. His installation is constructed from worn and aged timbers and embedded with lights and sound sensors to be triggered…

APT8 Artist Interview: Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh are brothers who collaborate with Hesam Rahmanian to construct provocative installations that challenge conventional modes of display and standards of value. Persian street-theatre or Ta’ziyeh is a particularly important influence on their practice, with its use of props, theatricality, cross-dressing and irony. In the their installation ‘All The Rivers Run Into The Sea. Over.’ / ‘Copy. Yet, The Sea Is Not Full.…

Asim Waqif: ‘All we leave behind are the memories’

Through his art practice, Asim Waqif explores the reuse of recycled materials that are often discarded by the ‘development’ of the city into a public space. It is this throwaway society that is represented in his perspective and also in his APT8 installation, All we leave behind are the memories 2015, a sprawling timber installation across…