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Earth and Elsewhere

Earth and Elsewhere

'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. Artists whose works are featured include: Sadie Benning, Dadang Christanto, Simryn Gill, Guan Wei, Emily Jacir, Anish Kapoor, Dinh Q Le, Lee Mingwei, Jorge Mendez Blake, Rivane Neuenschwander and Judy Watson.

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Death and Life

Death and Life

Belief in the circulatory nature of death and life is integral to Arnhem Land art. 'Death and Life: rakuny ga walnga' – the Gallery's first Collection-based exhibition dedicated to contemporary art from Arnhem Land – features bark paintings, hollow log memorial poles, sculptures and weavings that embody this idea.

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Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever

Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever

‘Look Now, See Forever’, a major solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Gallery of Modern Art (19 November 2011 – 11 March 2012) features new and recent work and builds on the Queensland Art Gallery's long-term engagement with the artist. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery has developed an online interactive publication, which contextualises Kusama's new works within her extraordinary practice as it has evolved over six decades. It features expanded commentary on the works in the exhibition, newly commissioned scholarship on aspects of the artist’s practice, and an in-depth timeline of her life and work.

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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

The Queensland Art Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event — the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) — is the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia. This publication accompanies APT6, the sixth in the series, and profiles the work of more than 100 artists from 25 countries, including collaborations and collectives, reflecting the diversity of practice across the region. Painting, sculpture, installation, film, video, drawing and printmaking by some of the Asia Pacific region’s most innovative practitioners are featured and lead essays by the Gallery’s APT curatorial team explore the traditions and histories informing the complex artistic practice of the region and its place in an international context.

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Paperskin: Barkcloth across the Pacific

Paperskin: Barkcloth across the Pacific

The ‘Paperskin’ exhibition focuses on barkcloth, the distinctive and visually breathtaking art form that has been practiced across the Pacific region for centuries.  Drawn from the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Queensland Museum and a private collector, works featured range from delicate, intricately patterned textiles and bold, striking examples to the four-metre-high ornate masks used in ceremonies in Papua New Guinea.  Essays by the curators, Maud Page, Sean Mallon and Imelda Miller, explore this rich and important mode of artistic and cultural expression. 

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