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…

APT8 Artist Interview: Rosanna Raymond

Rosanna Raymond’s SaVAge K’lub project is an installation space that is activated by various K’lub members over the course of the exhibition. The project’s title refers to a historical gentlemen’s club first established in London in the nineteenth century. Raymond’s version draws on the cultural stereotype and decor of such exclusive institutions, displaying historical artworks…

APT8 Highlight: Nge Lay

Nge Lay‘s large-scale installation The sick classroom 2013 developed from years of research and regular visits to Thuye’dan village, a rural area ten hours north of Yangon. With her husband, artist Aung Ko, Nge Lay established the Thuye’dan Village Art Project in 2007. The project seeks to engage and share contemporary art with the villagers,…

APT8 Highlight: Min Thein Sung

Min Thein Sung creates playful and personal works that draw on daily life in Myanmar. His ‘Another Realm’ series, by focusing on the simple handmade toys that people created as copies of foreign toys seen on TV and in books, references the years that Myanmar was restricted from international trade and commercial mass-production. He recreates…

APT8: Behind SaVAge K’lub

In the lead-up to APT8, QAGOMA’s conservation staff have applied their skills and knowledge to several artworks that are on display. We share some background information on one of the exhibition’s major works, which required the collaboration of the Queensland Museum. Rosanna Raymond’s APT8 installation SaVAge K’lub is a meeting place, a locus of activity and happenings, set in the…