Highlight: Tomás Saraceno ‘Biosphere’

With the generous support of Tim Fairfax, AC, the Gallery recently acquired four sculptures by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno. Tomas Saraceno is internationally renowned for his ambitious sculptures and installations that take the form of webs and interconnected spheres or bubbles. Frequently created through weaving and looping elastic rope into complex geometric forms they often…

How did we install Tomás Saraceno’s Biospheres at GOMA?

© The artist. All rights reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced without permission Tomás Saraceno is renowned for his ambitious sculptures and installations that take the form of webs and interconnected spheres or bubbles. His work is influenced by ideas of networking and ecology, looking to the systems and forms found in nature…

Residues of Living: The art of Martha Rosler and Simryn Gill

The nature of what we eat as well as the abundance or absence of food is indication of culture and class. As powerful social marker the distribution, production and control of food will always be packed with politics. ‘Harvest’ looks at art on the subject of food and farming, spanning across time and reaching to…

Food, better lives, and a bowl of cherries

The Gallery’s major exhibition and film program ‘Harvest: Art, Film and Food’ presents a selection of works from the Collection, alongside feature films and documentaries, depicting food across the ages and exploring food production, distribution and consumption from multiple perspectives. Here, Frances Bonner looks at connections between feminism, permaculture and food futures. ‘Harvest: Art, Film and…

We Need To Talk Feminism And Food

Since 2012 Brisbane feminist art collective LEVEL has been hosting picnics as a way of bringing women and their friends together for a collaborative meal and political discussion. This series of events, ‘We Need To Talk’, celebrates the political and the personal through the sharing of food and ideas. Past picnics have focused on the difficulties…

Harvest: Art, Film And Food

The smell of Thai takeaway has been emanating from the Gallery of Modern Art… Just ahead of ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ opening at GOMA from 28 June – 21 September, Arts Minister Ian Walker was on hand this week to serve up a traditional Thai lunch to three unsuspecting gallery visitors and Gary Stafford,…