Highlight: Zhou Tao ‘Blue and Red’

Recently acquired for the Collection, this video work demonstrates APT8 artist Zhou Tao’s use of editing techniques to combine two separate spaces into a new, meaningful ‘third’ space. Based in Guangzhou, in China’s highly urbanised Pearl River Delta, Zhou Tao is part of a generation of Chinese artists born after the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) that…

APT8 insight

An interview with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. With sharp eyes and wits, three West Asian artists collect multifarious objects and references to create paintings, collage, sculpture and video works. They each have individual practices, as well as collaborating on immersive installations, in which they combine materials to form densely layered ‘wonder-rooms’, where…

APT8: Asim Waqif

We started installing ‘All we leave behind are the memories’  today… follow us for more installation updates on ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT8) opening 21 November. Asim Waqif creates large-scale installations built from detritus and found objects, which are informed by principles of architecture, urban planning and interactivity. For APT8, Waqif has created a…

APT8: Philippines and Vietnam

In 2014, Hamish Sawyer travelled to Vietnam and the Philippines with José Da Silva to meet with artists and learn about the context of their artworks for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’. Philippines With a population of over 18 million, the Philippine capital of Manila is the nexus of the country’s art…

Highlight: Edwin Roseno ‘Green hypermarket’ series

In the lead up to ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) we look back to a work acquired during APT7 by artist Edwin Roseno.  ‘Green hypermarket’ was a gift of the artist, the series a poignant reminder of economic and environmental tensions that are increasingly relevant today in countries of the Asia Pacific…

APT8: United Arab Emirates and West Asia

In 2014 Ellie Buttrose and Simon Wright journeyed to the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia And Turkey, undertaking research for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, which opens this November. Here we continue our series on the research and development behind the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series. West Asia encompasses the countries…