James Turrell’s GOMA light installation will launch in April

For more than half a century, international artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) has worked with light and space to create immersive and moving artworks that play with viewers’ perceptions. james Turrell’s major light installation will illuminate the facade of GOMA from 7.00pm on Friday 20 April 2018 QAGOMA Director Chris Saines confirmed the eastern…

Patricia Piccinini’s wonderland of weirdness

From 24 March 2018, GOMA will host its largest solo exhibition devoted to an Australian artist. Patricia Piccinini’s complex offspring, and some unusual new siblings, will come together for ‘Curious Affection’, comprising sculpture, photography, video, drawing and large-scale installations. Gabriella Coslovich recently met the artist, and several of her creations, at her Melbourne studio. Under…

Installation view of Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room 2002 to present, GOMA Children's Art Centre 2017 -18/ © Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc

Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room once looked like this

We can’t believe our interactive installation once was pristine white when it opened in October 2017. The obliteration room 2002 to present is transformed over time as dots accumulate in the space, so enter the world of leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama before it closes on Sunday 4 February, add your colourful dot stickers to a…

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

The Gallery presents an expansive survey of works by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who seamlessly intergrates Pop, Surrealism, Minimalism and psychedelia. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow‘ is on show at GOMA until 11 February 2018. In the six years since QAGOMA presented ‘Look Now, See Forever’, Yayoi Kusama’s last exhibition at…

Gerhard Richter and Sonic Youth partner on Daydream Nation

Gerhard Richter’s Two candles (499-4) 1982 currently on show in ‘The Life of Images‘ belongs to a series of vanitas-inspired images that were a focus for Richter in the early 1980s. The vanitas tradition and the closely related concept of memento mori, at their height in the seventeenth century, used symbolic objects to remind the viewer…

Gerhard Richter, 1970 © Gerhard Richter 2017 (23082017)

Five things to know about Gerhard Richter

For Gerhard Richter, history, painting and photography are intimately linked. We therefore asked David Burnett, Curator, International Art, QAGOMA to list five things that help understand one of the world’s leading and most influential living artists. See ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before it must close on 4 February 2018.…