Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

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, exciting and engaging as ever. While APTs have clearly played an important role in enhancing…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Detonating Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most significant Chinese artists of his generation. One of the earliest figures among the Chinese avant-garde of the 1980s to gain recognition outside of China, he was also a key participant in ‘The 1st and 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ APT2 (1996) and APT3 (1999). Cai Guo…

Twentieth Anniversary of APT: The Legacy of Montien Boonma

The twentieth anniversary of ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT) presents an opportunity to reflect upon the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades with the opening of ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) 2012. Montien Boonma (1953-2000) was undoubtedly the…

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,…

Landscape and desire

In terms of this year’s exhibition program, Ride the Caspian is a bit of a taste of what’s to come in APT7, which opens in December and features a strong focus on West and Central Asia. The work itself will also be part of the next Biennale of Sydney, opening shortly. Ride the Caspian is a collaborative work by…

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…