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Contemporary Art Exhibition:
Selection of the Queensland Asia Pacific
Asia, Australia and the Pacific
Triennial Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Surveying cultures present in the territories beyond the geopolitical boundaries of each country, looking at other ways of life, and breaking down the borders between contemporary art, crafts, heritage and current artistic expressions of indigenous peoples are some of the proposals that shape the Contemporary Art Exhibition. Asia, Australia and the Pacific: Selection of the Queensland Asia Pacific Triennial Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
The exhibition presents a selection of the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art made up of 37 visual and audiovisual works by 19 artists and collectives, from indigenous peoples such as Palawa, Kunam and Liyagawumirr, to works from the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Australia, The Philippines, New Zealand, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia. This selection of works was made by the Asia and Pacific Art team at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, under the direction of curator Dr. Zara Stanhope.
The exhibition explores an open curatorial perspective, which is not thematically directed, and presents a diverse contemporary view that also recognizes the original cultures of each nation, with the aim of increasing awareness and understanding of the cultural dynamics of the region. The exhibition provides perspectives on the problems in these territories, including dialogue or fissures between first nations and modern states.
The Triennial, held in Australia between November 2018 and April 2019, is the largest exhibition in the region, with a history of 25 years, becoming a focus for the exchange of ideas, innovation and dialogue between the cultures that make up this part of the world. This is the first time that the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has stepped out of its traditional space to be displayed beyond the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
This curatorship responds to – and is consistent with – one of La Moneda Cultural Center’s priorities: interculturality. The major thematic axes that cross the selection of works investigate contingent problems, such as global warming, sustainable development and migration, understanding nature as a key element and articulating it with the way of understanding community life, temporalities, territory and the role that artistic production has acquired for the understanding between indigenous peoples and the new nations.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an extension program with cinema from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan, along with conferences, educational workshops, and other activities, all of which contribute to a better understanding of this vast territory.
Contemporary Art from Asia, Australia and the Pacific: Selection from the Queensland Asia Pacific Triennial Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art is a traveling exhibition of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art developed in collaboration with the La Moneda Cultural Center.
This project was assisted by the Australian Government, through the Australia Council, its arts fund and advisory council, and the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
Joyce Ho. Taiwan b.1983. Overexposed memory (still), 2015. Single-channel video: 5:00 minutes, colour, sound Purchased 2018. Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia ©️ Joyce Ho.