The APT8 archive – then and now


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

QAGOMA Research Library

The QAGOMA Research Library is located on Level 3 of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Open to the public Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm. visit us in person or explore the online catalogue. Access to special collections is available by appointment.

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