The sixth exhibition in the Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series occupies the entire Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) as well as the iconic Watermall and adjoining galleries at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).
APT6 has a number of specific focuses and thematic links while considering recent shifts in contemporary art in communities that have not been represented in the APT before, including works by artists from Tibet, North Korea (DPRK), Turkey and Iran, and from countries of the Mekong region such as Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma).
APT6 also acknowledges the innovation that exists in performance and music in Asia and the Pacific. To this end, the Pacific Reggae Project looks at this musical genre as it has developed in Hawai’i, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and New Zealand.
The major thematic cinema program for APT6 looks west to explore cultural constellations across the Indian subcontinent (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Pakistan) to West Asia and the Middle East (including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine).
Photo: Zhu Weibing, People holding flowers (detail) 2007, Synthetic polymer paint on resin; velour, steel wire, dacron, lodestone and cotton. The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 2008 with funds from Michael Sidney Myer through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery