The APT8 archive – then and now

The APT archive’s current profile at the Research Library

For the duration of the ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) our Research Library is sharing APT archival material, with displays changing regularly. The archives include artwork proposals, objects and project documentation relating to the work of artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific, dating back to the early 1990s.

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Daging Tumbuh (DGTMB) Vol. 11, 2006

Daging Tumbuh (DGTMB), which literally translates as ‘diseased tumour’, is an underground comic that begun in June 2000. It was initiated by Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho, who was a participating artist in APT5. His concept was for DGTMB to operate in an open contribution system, void of selection processes and themes. Contributors to the comic include Indonesian artists such as Hahan and Wedhar Riyadi, whose works are included in the touring QAGOMA regional exhibition ‘Indo Pop:  Indonesian Art from APT7’.

DGTMB is a photocopied publication which often features tactile covers and about 150 copies are produced. Its content can and should be photocopied by anyone who wishes to share it.

Daging Tumbuh (DGTMB) Vol. 10, 2005
Daging Tumbuh (DGTMB) Vol. 6, 2003

The Library holds volumes 1­ to 11 of the published editions and we have copies available for you to look through. All issues are now available online.

The QAGOMA Research Library is located on Level 3 of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Visit the Library to access our online catalogue and learn more about our collections and services.

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)
is the Gallery’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia