Symposia and conferences
Qui Zhijie, Hou Hanru and Pauline Yao, ‘Narratives, Models and the Culture of Museum in China’ International Research Symposia, Queensland Art Gallery, 10 December 2012
From time to time, the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA) hosts a conference or symposia as part of the public programs accompanying a Gallery exhibition of Asia Pacific material. These events bring together scholars from around the world to discuss issues relevant to the exhibition.
'Narratives, Models and the Culture of Museums in China' | International Research Symposium
Queensland Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, QAG, Stanley Place, Brisbane
Monday 10 December 2012
A symposium drawing scholarly attention to the changing roles of the museum in China. Its primary aim is to foster academic debate and establish research networks centre on discussing the social, historical and aesthetic contexts of the massive museum building projects currently taking place in China.
Presented by Confucius Institute and the Department of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland in partnership with the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA)
Welcome / Suhanya Raffel, Acting Director, Queensland Art Gallery
University of Queensland Confucius Institute Public Lecture on Chinese Culture / Hou Hanru
Keynote address / Qiu Zhijie, China Academy of Art
Session 1: Museum models
Presenter / Michael Rowlands, University College, London
Panel discussion: Michael Rowlands, University College, London / Pauline Yao, M+, Hong Kong / Hou Hanru
Session 2: Museum narratives
Presenter / Ms Bao Yanli, Shanghai Museum
Panel discussion: Ms Bao Yanli, Shanghai Museum / Anita Jack, Dragon Museum, Bendigo / Ian Galloway, Queensland Museum
Session 3: Museum culture
Presenter / Luis Feduchi, Department of Architecture, University of Queensland
Panel discussion: Luis Feduchi, Department of Architecture, University of Queensland / Qiu Zhijie, China Academy of Art
Graeme Were, Museum Studies, University of Queensland and Campbell Gray, University Art Museum, University of Queensland
Cinema A, GoMA, Stanley Place, Brisbane
Sunday 6 December 2009
A symposium exploring themes and ideas emerging from ‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT6) exhibition
Welcome / Tony Ellwood, Director, Queensland Art Gallery
Keynote lecture: ‘The institutional art of availability’ / Ross Gibson, Professor of Contemporary Arts, University of Sydney / Talk: ‘Dream makers: The Mansudae Art Studio commissions in context’ / Suhanya Raffel, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Talk: Tim Page, photojournalist and Adjunct Professor, Griffith University
Discussion: ‘Everyday’ / Featuring APT6 artists Reuben Paterson, Campbell Patterson, Marcel Meltherorong, and co-curator Brent Clough / Chair: Maud Page, Curator, Contemporary Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Artist lecture / APT6 artist Ho Tzu Nyen, Singapore
Lecture: ‘The presence of the past: Contemporary art from Cambodia’ / Erin Gleeson, Curator, Cambodia
Discussion: ‘APT past and present’ / Featuring artists Minam Apang, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Dadang Christanto and Robin White /
Chair: Russell Storer, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery
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 of Contemporary Art'. 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, will give the keynote address. With Lynne Seear, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery, 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 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.
Lynne Seear, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery
Doug Hall, Director, Queensland Art Gallery
Professor Vilsoni Hereniko, Centre for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawai‘i
Roger McDonald, Deputy Director, Arts Initiative, Tokyo
Claire Roberts, Senior Curator, Asian Decorative Arts and Design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Ai Weiwei, artist, Beijing
Lynne Seear (Chair)
APT 2002 keynote lectures
Under the auspices of the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art, a series of keynote lectures was presented by distinguished scholars and curators during the three-day opening program for APT 2002, 13–15 September 2002.
'Thinking through exhibitions: Experimental Chinese art and "experimental exhibitions" of Chinese art'
Professor Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Professor, the Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
'South, South, South'
Dr Nikos Papastergiadis, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne
'Soul Textured Stories: Pattern and Text in the Art of Pacific Skin'
Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Research Associate in the Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato
'Nam June Paik and Korean Shamanism'
Dr Kim Hong-hee, Director of Ssamzie Space, Seoul and Adjunct Professor in Art History, Hong-ik University
APT 2002 'New Directions in Curating' forum
16 September 2002
National and international participants met at this one-day forum to discuss current issues in curating and presenting contemporary art. The Australia Council Audience and Market Development Division funded the forum.
Topics and Speakers
What are the significant innovations/directions in recurring international exhibitions?
Chair: Suhanya Raffel, Head of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Wu Hung Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, Chicago
Johan Pijnappel, Director, World Wide Video Festival, The Hague
Nick Waterlow, OAM, Director, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney
What strategies are driving the communication of contemporary art? And to whom are we communicating?
Chair: Rhana Devenport, Senior Project Officer, APT, Queensland Art Gallery
Julianne Pierce Director, ANAT (Australian Network of Art and Technology), Adelaide
Agung Hujatnika, Curator, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia
Craig Judd, Public Programs Manager, Biennale of Sydney 2002
What are the key issues in the development and presentation of art outside the mainstream?
Chair: Maud Page, Associate Curator, Contemporary Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Leafa Janice Wilson, freelance curator, Hamilton, New Zealand
Pooja Sood, Coordinator and Curator, KHOJ International Artists Association, New Delhi, India
Pi Li, Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Bejing, and Curator, 'The Loft' Media Centre, Beijing
APT 2002 New Media workshop series
17–26 September 2002
Supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art, offered 60 participants the opportunity to work closely with four APT 2002 artists ― Heri Dono, Song Dong, Nalini Malani and Lisa Reihana ― in an intensive workshop environment. In addition, Johan Pijnappel, new media curator and writer, gave lectures to the participants each week. A total of 17 new video works were created from the workshops. Presented in collaboration with the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, the workshops were assisted by the Australia Council's New Media Arts Board.