Science and art: More closely related than you might think

Now in its 4th year – the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores and celebrates the relationship between science and art. Science and art are more closely related than you might think as both attempt to understand and explain the world around us. Both scientists and artists strive to see the world in new ways, explore…

Jonathan Jones ‘untitled (giran)’ is a murmuration of winged sculptures

‘Murun’ — a Wiradjuri word meaning breath or life — and the English word ‘murmur’ — a low recurring sound, or soft voices — are two words born far from each other, one long of this land, one newly spoken here. They converge in this project by artist Jonathan Jones, the most recent in a…

5 works to discover at APT9

After a three year wait, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) is back and has taken over the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art with more than 400 artworks by over 80 individuals, collectives and groups that capture the energy of new art being created in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Spread over…

APT9: An open platform for artists to flourish

‍While the APT has evolved significantly over its now 25 years, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ shares many of the ambitions and ideals that so keenly influenced the first, back in September 1993. Then, as now, there was no thematic rubric. However, like the first, APT9 was built on curatorial travel and…

Major new works announced for APT9

Major new works by artists Jonathan Jones (Australia), Aisha Khalid (Pakistan) and Iman Raad (Islamic Republic of Iran), as well as two projects involving more than 30 women artists from the Pacific, are among the highlights of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) at QAGOMA until 28 April 2019 Announcing the first cohort…

Tanin no jikan: The simple courtesy of respecting other people’s time

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Singapore Art Museum and QAGOMA have collaborated to produce ‘Time of others’ — an exhibition of artworks drawn from all four museum collections and shown alongside loans and new works. Here, we expand on time as a useful device for considering other…