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…

Twentieth Anniversary of APT: The Legacy of Montien Boonma

The twentieth anniversary of APT presents an opportunity to reflect upon the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades. ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) 2012 opening weekend celebrations occur over both QAGOMA sites on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December. Montien Boonma (1953-2000) was…

Sculpture is Everything

A brooding mass of 300 tyre tubes hovering like clouds; dance machines from the Torres Strait Islands; two giant red polar bears and a seal balancing a baby grand piano on its nose are among more than 130 sculptures that have transformed GOMA’s ground floor. ‘Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary works from the Collection‘ challenges understandings…