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Earth and Elsewhere: Contemporary Works from the Collection

Simryn Gill | Dalam 2001

Simryn Gill, Malaysia b.1959 | Dalam (detail) 2001 | Type C photograph on paper | 260 sheets | The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 2003 with funds from The Myer Foundation, a project of the Sidney Myer Centenary Celebration 1899-1999, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artist

25 May 2013 – 27 January 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission

Opening Hours
Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm

‘Earth and Elsewhere’ brings together works from the Gallery’s contemporary collections that highlight the way artists frame the past and help us understand the delicate connections between memory, history and empathy. The exhibition tracks a path across the earth’s surface, starting on the ground and taking to the stars to map the human condition through various poetic associations.

The exhibition features work by Sadie Benning (USA), Dadang Christanto (Indonesia/Australia), Latifa Echakhch (Morocco/France), Simryn Gill (Malaysia/Australia), Guan Wei (China/Australia), Emily Jacir (Palestine/United States), Anish Kapoor (England), Dinh Q Le (Vietnam), Lee Mingwei (Taiwan/USA), Jose Legaspi (The Philippines), Jorge Mendez Blake (Mexico), Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazil), Henrique Oliveira (Brazil), Mitra Tabrizian (Iran/England), Judy Watson (Waanyi people, Australia) and others.

Online publications

Online Publication | Read an essay by the exhibition curator, José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque, and view the catalogue of works.

iPad AppThis app is a digital publication to accompany the exhibition.  

Upcoming Programs

Illustrated Talk: Bedroom Eyes | 2.00pm Saturday 30 November, Cinema A, GOMA
Drawing on artist Sadie Benning’s intimate videos on display in ‘Earth and Elsewhere’, José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA, examines Benning’s work to consider the journaling of personal experience and contemporary internet culture.
Free, no bookings required.