Soaring

Complex connections between humanity and the natural world are celebrated and reconceived in ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’. The exhibition plays with ideas of abundance, dizziness and disorientation in five contrasting chapters. We continue our profile on the exhibition themes with ‘Soaring’. Imagine the earth falling away beneath you, a sensation of lightness…

Can a slide be art? Watch as we install Carsten Höller’s Left/Right Slide

Our ‘experience’ is the primary ‘material’ Carsten Höller manipulates as an artist. He aims to alter how we perceive the world and spark the senses in new ways. Inspired by his work as a biologist, Höller uses the museum to make scientific and philosophical experiments that reshape our expectations about art and produce unexpected outcomes.…

Is she anxious or quietly reflective? Watch as we install Ron Mueck’s In bed

Ron Mueck’s In bed depicts a middle-aged woman who has been carefully composed so that the position of her body and facial expression suggest a range of possible emotional states. Is she anxious or quietly reflective? While the viewer may at first be taken aback by the monumental scale of the work, this is ultimately…

A beautiful hesitation

In 2001, Fiona Pardington began a body of work examining collections of cultural objects in New Zealand’s museums. Through the process of studying, selecting, assembling and then photographing – shells, birds and hei tiki (personal ornaments) – Pardington engages with the complex interplay of culture, science and history, while also questioning the ethics of museum…

Blackwater

‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ marks ten years of GOMA, inviting us into a playful space of excess, colour and abundance. Drawing together more than 250 works, the exhibition celebrates GOMA and the creative depth and diversity of the Collection. We continue our focus on ‘Blackwater’, one of ‘Sugar Spin’s exhibition chapters. Blackwater sets…

We welcome our 500,000 visitor to GOMA’s 10th Birthday

This week the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) welcomed its 500,000th visitor to our 10th anniversary program headlined by our major exhibition ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ on view until Monday 17 April 2017. ‘Sugar Spin’ showcases GOMA’s extraordinary collection of contemporary art, as well as major new commissions. GOMA’s 10th anniversary program…