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The 1st Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT1)

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Dadang Christanto | Indonesia b.1957 | For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing), Who are oppressed, Who are voiceless, Who are powerless, Who are burdened, Who are victims of violence, Who are victims of a dupe, Who are victims of injustice 1993 | Bamboo, cane | The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 1993 with funds from The Myer Foundation and Michael Sidney Myer through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Dadang Christanto, 'For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing) ', 1993

Dadang Christanto, 'For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing)', 1993

Dadang Christanto
For those:  Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing), Who are oppressed, Who are
voiceless, Who are powerless, Who are burdened, Who are victims of violence,
Who are victims of a dupe, Who are victims of injustice
(and detail)
1993
The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art.
Purchased 1993 with funds from The Myer Foundation and Michael Simcha Baevski
through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

The 'First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT1), held from 17 September to 5 December 1993, was the first project of its kind in the world to focus on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific.

In undertaking APT1, the Gallery recognised the need for an ongoing series of exhibitions and forums which would initiate dialogue on the art of this important geo-political region. The Gallery worked closely with advisors and selectors from Australia and across the region to bring the Triennial to fruition.

APT1 featured nearly 200 works by 76 artists from:

• South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
• East Asia  (China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea)
• South Pacific (New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Australia).

Over 60 000 visitors attended the exhibition.