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APT 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

APT 2002

APT 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art | No longer in print

No longer in print

The 'Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event. Established in 1993, it is the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia. Published for APT 2002, this monograph explores in depth the work of a group of influential and innovative contemporary Asian and Pacific artists. Ranging from the contemplative and sensual to the playful and sensational, the art encompasses video, film, performance, installation, painting, sculpture, photography and site-specific works. 

Nam June Paik, Yaoi Kusama, Lee U-fan and Montien Boonma, who are among the most significant artists to emerge from Asia in the twentieth century, are featured alongside a younger generation of Asian and Pacific artists including Jose Legaspi, Michael Riley, Lisa Reihana, Soh Do-Ho, Michael Ming Hong Lin and Song Dong.

Each artist is the subject of an informative essay by writers from the Queensland Art Gallery. Generously illustrated with works from the exhibition and other sources, the exhibition catalogue also includes a valuable reference section of biographical and exhibition data for each artist.

Placing the art in context is a group of commissioned essays by leading writers including notable scholar and curator in the field of Chinese art, Wu Hung; John Pule, a Niuean poet and artist who writes imaginatively about myth and place from a Pacific perspective; and Hannah Fink, who — in conversation with Hetti Perkins, Brian Castro and Nikos Papastergiadis — considers the APT within the framework of a diverse Australian culture.

Published by the Queensland Art Gallery for the exhibition ‘APT 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art', in association with the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.