The sublime and cultural difference

‘Sublime: Contemporary Works from the Collection’ draws together culturally diverse points of contact with notions of the sublime through major works from QAGOMA’s Australian and international collections. Here, we trace some of the multiple historical and cultural narratives surrounding the sublime. In the last 30 years there has been sustained attention to concepts of the sublime in…

Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

From the 1920s to the 1950s, avant-garde filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger brought together abstract art, cinema and music to create his highly innovative moving-image works. Fischinger participated in Germany’s period of artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation following World War One, when artists were developing ideas about light, cinema and abstract art, including German Expressionism’s…