APT8 One Year Out: Hong Kong, South Korea

QAGOMA’s Asian and Pacific Art curators travelled the region last year to conduct research, meet with local artists and discuss projects for the upcoming Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. In the lead-up to APT8 in November, each curator provides a brief synopsis of their experiences to date. After two decades, the Asia Pacific Triennial…

Highlight: Vandy Rattana ‘Fire of the Year’

Compelled to rectify voids in Cambodian history, Vandy Rattana documents everyday life, recording events that reflect the country’s rapid transformation while revealing the ever-present realities: a haunting past and an uncertain, challenging future. He captures social contexts in their natural state, avoiding stereotypes and the perspective of foreigners, to illustrate the constructs permeating Cambodian life.…

Creating art together with Cai Guo-Qiang

In 2013, the Gallery marks 15 years of developing interactive exhibitions for children, and worked towards an exciting Children’s Art Centre project with one of today’s most celebrated international artists. To regular visitors, Cai Guo-Qiang’s project for children will not be the first they have encountered. Back in 1999, for the inaugural Kids’ APT, the…

Cai Guo-Qiang’s paradise regained

The Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) major summer exhibition for 2013 is ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, comprised of three spectacular installation works across the ground floor of GOMA — two of which are brand new — by renowned New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. For insights into the exhibition, Ashley Hay spoke with…

Who is Cai Guo-Qiang?

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) presents ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, a major exhibition by one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists, from 23 November 2013 to 11 May 2014. For his first solo exhibition in Australia, Cai Guo-Qiang shifts his focus away from the cosmos and back to the Earth we…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Cai Guo-Qiang made significant contributions to the Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennials in 1996 and 1999, with his memorable gunpowder drawing and bamboo bridge across the Watermall. He was also involved in the first Kids’ APT in 1999, with his bridge-making activity. It is this close association between Cai and the Gallery over the past eighteen years…