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…

Noel McKenna, Australia b.1956 / Butterflies of Australia 2010

Australia ordered by Noel McKenna

Welcome to Noel McKenna’s ‘Map’ series where instinct meets a most personal experience. Born and educated in Brisbane and now based in Sydney, McKenna is one of Australia’s most industrious and idiosyncratic artists. With a busy career spanning more than 30 years, his work is admired for its spare brushstrokes and poignant observations. McKenna’s maps…

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.…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Orchid (848-9) 1997

Five reasons to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The life of images’

For more than fifty years, German artist Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. Here we have listed 5 reasons for you to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ currently on show at GOMA. Five reasons to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The life of images’ 1. To be…

Noel McKenna, Australia b.1956 / Big Things, Australia 2004

Noel McKenna maps Australia

As a career artist since the early 1980s, Noel McKenna has honed what is best described as an idiosyncratic vision in paint, print and the occasional ceramic. Those who are already aware of his practice will know that his regular subjects include napping pets, cats and dogs begging for food at the table, watchful birds,…