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APT5 Director’s Symposium

APT5 Director's Symposium

‘Remarking on the ordinary: The audience and contemporary art’
Cinema A, GoMA, Stanley Place, Brisbane

Friday 1 December 2006

During recent years, the Queensland Art Gallery has successfully developed an extensive audience for contemporary art through major exhibitions such as the Asia–Pacific Triennial.  This ACAPA sponsored symposium, ‘Remarking on the ordinary: The audience and contemporary art’, will examine some of the questions facing institutions and their audiences as contemporary art becomes increasingly a part of audiences’ daily lives.

Doug Hall, Director, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, will give the keynote address.  With Lynne Seear, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, as Chair, the distinguished panel members who will respond to the keynote are: Vilsoni Hereniko, Professor, Centre for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawaii; Roger MacDonald, Deputy Director, Arts Initiative Tokyo; Claire Roberts, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts and Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; and the artist Ai Weiwei whose work is in APT5.

The APT5 Director’s Symposium: ‘Remarking on the ordinary: The audience and contemporary art’, is held in conjunction with ‘The 5th Asia–Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’
(2 December 2006 – 27 May 2007). This event is supported by the Australian Centre of Asia–Pacific Art.

Program detail

Welcome 1.30pm
Lynne Seear, Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collection Development), Queensland Art Gallery

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1.40–2.15pm
Doug Hall, Director, Queensland Art Gallery

RESPONDENT ONE 2.20–2.35pm
Vilsoni Hereniko, Professor, Centre for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawai‘i

RESPONDENT TWO 2.40–2.55pm
Roger McDonald, Deputy Director, Arts Initiative, Tokyo

RESPONDENT THREE 3.00–3.15pm
Claire Roberts, Senior Curator, Asian Decorative Arts and Design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

RESPONDENT FOUR 3.20–3.35pm
Ai Weiwei, artist, Beijing

PANEL DISCUSSION 3.35–4.00pm
Lynne Seear (Chair)