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…

APT8: An Overview

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is one of the region’s most anticipated exhibitions. With a geographical reach that furnishes the Triennial with a diversity few art museum exhibitions can achieve, the series has grown to become central to the discourse on art in the Asia Pacific. ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of…

The Western

From its enduring classics to its modern-day interpretations, the continuing social relevance and popularity of the Western film genre is evident, writes Jason Jacob. The Australian Cinématheque presents ‘The Western’ screening until November, a curated program of selected works by filmmakers such as John Ford, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Takashi Miike, Quentin Tarantino and more.…

The Wild West comes to GOMA

The popularity of the Western film is the focus of a new program showing at GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque this spring. Saddling up on 11 September and riding through until mid November, ‘The Western’ looks back at the genre’s early roots in silent cinema and modern day interpretations, and features works by celebrated directors including John…

‘Cult Japan’ | Glasses, Dreams and Aeroplanes: Miyazaki Hayao’s ‘Last’ Film

Associate Professor Tomoko Aoyama, Reader in Japanese, School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Queensland shares her insights into the ‘Cult Japan’ film program, with a specific focus on some of the key motifs found in the work of renowned director, producer and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki. ‘Cult Japan’ celebrates the strange and outrageous in…

GOMA presents ‘Cult Japan’ film program

Japanese film will make a long-awaited return to the Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) when ‘Cult Japan’ opens next month. Tickets are now on sale for the eight-week film program running from 3 July to 2 September 2015. Featuring atomic monsters, cool assassins, geishas and gargantuas, ‘Cult Japan’ celebrates some of the most…