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The 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT2)


Takashi Murakami | And then, and then and then and then and then 1994 | Purchased 1996. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © 1994 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The 'Second Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT2)' was held at the Queensland Art Gallery from 27 September 1996 to 19 January 1997. The exhibition built on, and expanded, the success of the First Asia-Pacific Triennial by doubling attendances (from 60 000 in 1993 to 120 000 in 1996) and involving a larger number of artists, curators, scholars and countries.

APT2 featured more than 80 artists from:

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

Works displayed included installation, photography, video, new technology, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and performance.

Each of the 15 curatorial teams comprised both Australian and international curators, and focused on the art of specific geographical areas according to their expertise.