Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

Edited version of Suhanya Raffel’s Foreword from ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) publication. Two decades ago, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) affirmed this Gallery’s commitment to programs of international and national relevance, and renegotiated the framework in which contemporary art was presented. In 2012, the APT remains just as vital,…

Twentieth Anniversary of APT: The Legacy of Montien Boonma

The twentieth anniversary of APT presents an opportunity to reflect upon the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades. ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) 2012 opening weekend celebrations occur over both QAGOMA sites on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December. Montien Boonma (1953-2000) was…

Artists Announced: Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7)

The Gallery today announced the 77 artists and artist groups from 27 countries that will feature in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)’, marking the 20th anniversary of the international exhibition. On display at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 8 December 2012 to 14 April 2013,…

A Tale To Tell

The telling of stories is important in Papua New Guinea. It is the way that knowledge is passed on, a time to relax, and an important means of connecting with others. This story is about the Gallery’s latest project — a tale that began in July 2011 when Michael O’Sullivan and myself, and guest co-curator…

Major PNG Commission Heads APT7 Line-Up

A large-scale commission was announced today heading the line-up for the Gallery’s flagship exhibition, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)’ which will celebrate its 20th anniversary when APT7 opens in December this year. The first project to be announced for APT7 includes major commissions by a group of Papua New Guinean (PNG) artists…