Reflecting the Gallery’s commitment to engaging with current ideas and debates surrounding contemporary culture through the perspectives of Australian and international artists, curators, and key cultural commentators, our special events include guest lectures, talks and discussions, many of which are made possible through partnerships with national and international institutions.
INTERNATIONAL CURATOR’S TALK: HICHAM KHALIDI
Sat 18 Apr, 3.00pm | GOMA Cinema B
In the lecture Against The Image, curator Hicham Khalidi will present his examination of the concept of Aniconism – the prohibition of representation of the divine, humans, or living beings in Islamic thought – and its place within modern and contemporary abstract and conceptual art. This lecture is part of an ongoing research project, which also included the exhibition ‘On Geometry and Speculation’ that was part of the Marrakech Biennale in 2012.
Hicham Khalidi is a Dutch-Moroccan curator of contemporary art. He is currently the Head of Exhibitions and Artefact Festival at Stuk Kunstencentrum in Leuven, Belgium. His areas of interest include the politics of the image, and trans-disciplinary research in art and design.
This program is presented in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre through Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts International Visitors Program.
PAST PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
During July, QAGOMA celebrated NAIDOC Week with a range of programs and events, reflecting on works in the Gallery’s Collection and exhibitions. Read more.
During the first week of June, visitors were invited to experience Queensland Week at the Gallery with a range of programs and events celebrating Queensland artists, through a range of exhibitions on display at the Queensland Art Gallery. Read more.
Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh was joined in conversation with Russell Storer, Curatorial Manager, Asian Art, QAGOMA. Hsieh was in Australia for ‘One Year Performance 1980 – 1981’ (Time Clock Piece) which was on display at Carriageworks, Sydney and discussed this and other projects in this special event. Presented in partnership with Carriageworks, Sydney.
Audiences were joined by one of Australia’s most loved cultural commentators, Betty Churcher, AO, for the launch of her publication Australian Notebooks — a delightful and enlightening personal tour of Churcher’s most beloved artworks in Australian galleries, including highlights from the QAGOMA Collection.
Audiences heard from Los Angeles-based artist Kerry Tribe as she discussed her recent work. Tribe’s film, video and installation works reflect on the mechanics of representation and its engagement with reality. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto; Modern Art, Oxford; Camden Arts Centre, London; and Arnolfini, Bristol. It has been included in recent exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC.
Free, no bookings required
Presented in partnership with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane.
Audiences heard from one of Britain's most successful contemporary sculptors, Richard Long. Who shared insights into his career and recent work, in conversation with Rex Butler, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Queensland.