Multilayered worlds are a combination of the virtual and the painterly

Rendered in shades of grey, James Barth’s painterly avatars bear an eerie likeness to the artist, caught somewhere between self-portrait and selfprojection. In Gleaming, I’m shown 2021 (illustrated), the bodily forms of the two lounging, plaid-clothed characters mock skeletal norms. The legless figure sitting in the background is paper-thin, and the arms belonging to the…

Vanghoua Anthony Vue’s art inspired by Hmong heritage

Vanghoua Anthony Vue’s geometric mural and ornate headdress sculptures included in ‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ greet viewers with a cacophony of colour and texture. The artist’s new tape installation nkag siab poob siab 2022, from his ‘Tape-affiti’ series — the title a play on the word graffiti — is an abstract composition spanning more…

Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art

The survey exhibition ‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, features new and recent work by contemporary artists and collectives exploring identity, heritage and history, highlighting the vitality and diversity of the state’s artistic landscape. The exhibition encompasses large-scale sculptural installation, photography, painting, video and performance, and includes work…

Embodied Knowledge: Corporeal Complexity

‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ opening at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, is a showcase that reimagines our relationship to our bodies and to our increasingly digital world. Here, we survey a selection of artists whose work features in this vital new exhibition. Profiling 19 talented artists and collectives, ‘Embodied Knowledge’ is a…