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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See 23 Mar 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai

Firenze Lai says that she knows her studio of a few hundred square feet intimately; from the textures of its surfaces to the way the breeze blows into the room. The spaces depicted in her paintings are equally intimate. When curators seem to be at a loss for words to discuss troubled times, fear of containment, and the feeling of being completely...

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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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APT4 / Nalini Malani discusses her video installation ‘Remembering Toba Tek Singh’ Related Video & Audio APT4 / Nalini Malani discusses her video installation ‘Remembering Toba Tek Singh’ QAGOMA : 23 September 2018

Nalini Malani's ambitious video installation 'Remembering Toba Tek Singh' was made for the 16th World Wide Video Festival in The Netherlands and was shown in Mumbai at the Prince of Wales Museum in 1998. It was exhibited as part of 'Voiceovers' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1999 and later at the Kwangju Biennale in South Korea.

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Review: Dark Rooms - Women Directing the Lens 1978–98, Griffith University Art Museum Related Press Review: Dark Rooms - Women Directing the Lens 1978–98, Griffith University Art Museum Artshub : 1 August 2018

There is a feeling you sometimes get when you are witness to an important moment - a moment in history, a moment for change, an act of empowered voices. This exhibition captures one such moment.Dark Rooms: Women Directing the Lens 1978 - 98 has been curated by Naomi Evans for the Griffith University Art Museum, in Brisbane, and surveys a moment in...

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GOMA Finally Switches On its Massive James Turrell Light Installation Related Press GOMA Finally Switches On its Massive James Turrell Light Installation Broadsheet : 14 July 2018

The long-awaited James Turrell light installation has finally launched at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.The gallery threw the switch on the Night Life 2018 last night. It will now illuminate the eastern and southern façades of GOMA every evening, with shifting patterns of coloured light from sunset to midnight.

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Review: Patricia Piccinini's Curious Affection at QAGOMA Related Press Review: Patricia Piccinini's Curious Affection at QAGOMA Artshub : 19 May 2018

When walking through Patricia Piccinini's exhibition Curious Affection with Curator Peter McKay, he commented: 'It's the biggest exhibition we've devoted to a single contemporary artist, and we've been trying to find a comparative exhibition of this scale that's been presented in Australia - I don't think there is one.'McKay is right. Piccinini's...

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“Dissonant Rhythms”: Australia’s Ross Manning Related Press “Dissonant Rhythms”: Australia’s Ross Manning Art Radar : 24 September 2017

Dissonant Rhythms is the first major exhibition of Brisbane-based artist Ross Manning, renowned for his exploration of repurposed, everyday materials, including ceiling fans, projectors and fluorescent tubes. His work is an intriguing interplay of light and sound, creating an atmosphere within the gallery that promotes self-play, introspection and...

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From Oyster Shells to Cardboard Bales, the Politics of Everyday Materials Related Press From Oyster Shells to Cardboard Bales, the Politics of Everyday Materials Hyperallergic : 6 July 2017

When co-curators Johan Lundt and Aileen Burns mined the Institute of Modern Art's archives, they found an access point to a pivotal time in Brisbane's material and political history in the 1986 exhibit Recession Art and Other Strategies. That show was created at time when there was very little market for Australian art, and the artists featured all...

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Holiday arts guide: What to see around Australia this summer Related Press Holiday arts guide: What to see around Australia this summer The Sydney Morning Herald : 28 December 2016

Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything, Museum of Contemporary Art, until March 5The Museum of Contemporary Art has bagged Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima's first major show in the Southern Hemisphere. The retrospective explores the concept of time and its passing, through room-size installations with sculptures, lighting, video performance and...

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Postcard from Brisbane
 Related Press Postcard from Brisbane
 Frieze : 27 September 2016

As I write this, I’m on a long-haul flight from London to Brisbane, the sub-tropical capital of the state of Queensland, Australia. I’ve grabbed a copy of The Wall Street Journal and flip to its global weather forecast. It kindly includes both Sydney and Melbourne – however, the space between Boston and Brussels gapes cruelly. For...

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Then and now: Cindy Sherman, photography pioneer Related Press Then and now: Cindy Sherman, photography pioneer ARTnews : 22 June 2016

With an excellent show of new photography at Metro Pictures, a comprehensive survey of her work at the Broad in Los Angeles, and an exhibition of her large-scale photographs since 2000 at the Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane, Australia, Cindy Sherman has already had quite the summer. These three shows highlight just how much her work has...

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A new generation of Indonesian artists Related Press A new generation of Indonesian artists Art Radar : 2 March 2016

The works in Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7, which were part of the Asia-Pacific Triennial’s 2012-2013 focus on Indonesia, will visit a total of 12 galleries throughout Queensland until September 2017. They range from explosively coloured paintings to video and digital works, tackling social issues with vibrancy and humour. The pieces are...

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Review of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Related Press Review of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Aesthetica Magazine : 20 January 2016

At the recent opening of the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, (APT8) immersive installations placed a premium on first hand encounters with works of art. Showcased at the Queensland Art Gallery, (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), works from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Australia and the Middle East addressed...

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The Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial Related Press The Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial EyeContact : 19 December 2015

The Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art’s 8th Asia Pacific Triennial opened at the end of November to an audience of 32,000 people attending the weekend-long program of artist talks, films and performances. Over 80 artists are participating, representing an increasingly broad geographical and curatorial interpretation of the...

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8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Related Press 8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Art Radar : 25 November 2015

On display from 21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016 at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), this year’s Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has a special focus on the role of performance with live performances, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture. Many of the artworks explore...

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QAGOMA secures major work by Lisa Reihana Related Video & Audio QAGOMA secures major work by Lisa Reihana QAGOMA : 4 October 2015

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has announced the acquisition of the striking four-channel video work, in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015, following the success of the 2015 QAGOMA Foundation Appeal.The important work by renowned New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana offers a contemporary, creative response to the popular...

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Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach review – the writing's on the gallery wall Related Press Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach review – the writing's on the gallery wall The Guardian : 4 August 2015

The streets around where I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales are full of examples of one of Australia’s greatest folk art traditions: hand-made signs. They are placed on fences and trees to attract the attention of passing motorists. One old favourite is LEARN ROCK AND ROLL – the words stacked up, one above the other, with a...

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Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Related Press Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Visual Arts Hub : 9 June 2015

The Asia Pacific Triennial has become a defining exhibition within the international biennale arena. It will, again, be presented by the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) this November, with 83 artists selected from 32 countries for this its eighth edition.While biennales love to roll out “numbers and...

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Why should a New Zealand artist get a survey here? Related Press Why should a New Zealand artist get a survey here? Visual Arts Hub : 1 April 2015

Whether it is a seal balancing a grand piano on its nose, a giant inflatable rabbit, a steroid-sized Captain Cook squeezed into a Brutalist-styled cottage, or an upended elephant toppled by a rat, Michael Parekowhai captures the imagination of audiences and leaves us questioning our own take on the world.His exhibition, The Promised Land,...

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Japanese Art After 1989 Related Press Japanese Art After 1989 Asian Art Newspaper / 21 October 2014 : 22 November 2014

CHRONICILING THE art of the Heisei era, which commenced in 1989 with the ascension of Emperor Akihito, this exhibition features major works by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura, Daido Moriyama, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Yukinori Yanagi. The era coincides with the peak of the Japanese economic boom and...

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30 Years Of Lindy Lee Related Press 30 Years Of Lindy Lee Art Radar / 17 October 2014 : 22 October 2014

Australian artist Lindy Lee came to prominence in the mid-1980s. Critically praised since her early years, Lee continuously reinvented and developed her art over three decades. A stunning retrospective comprising 48 works from public and private collections showcases a diverse and profoundly philosophical practice.Entitled Lindy Lee: The Dark...

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Melbourne Director John Buckley Selling His Collection Related Press Melbourne Director John Buckley Selling His Collection Louise Bellamy for The Sydney Morning Herald / 26 April 2014 : 27 April 2014

It was in January this year, on his 73rd birthday, that high-profile Melbourne gallery director John Buckley decided it was time to let go of his major collection of modern and contemporary Australian art.Buckley, a former director of the Brisbane Institute of Modern Art and the inaugural director of Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, now...

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Gimhongsok's Canine Construction Related Press Gimhongsok's Canine Construction QAGOMA : 10 April 2013

Recently acquired for the Collection, _Canine Constructio_n 2009 by South Korean artist Gimhongsok is both likeable and enigmatic. The sculpture features in 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT7) which closed Sunday 14 April.Gimhongsok's work is characterised by a deadpan humour. His references to art history and contemporary...

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