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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6)

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Zhu Weibing | China b.1971 | JI Wenyu | China b.1959 | 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

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Zhu Weibing | China b.1971 | Ji Wenyu | China b.1959 | People holding flowers (detail) 2007 | 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 | Digital manipulation by Stefan Jannides Photography
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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6)

'The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT6) was held from 5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010 and occupied the entire Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) as well as the iconic Watermall and adjoining galleries at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).

APT6 included the work of more than 100 artists from 25 countries, including collaborations and collectives, which reflect the diversity of practices across Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

APT6 had a number of specific focuses and thematic links while considering recent shifts in contemporary art in communities that had 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 acknowledged the innovation that exists in performance and music in Asia and the Pacific. To this end, the Pacific Reggae Project looked 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 looked 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).

Kids’ APT continued its groundbreaking program of interactive artworks and activities. The 11-day APT Summer Spectacular coincided with school holidays in January 2010.

Visit the APT6 exhibition website.