26 Nov 2022 – 23 Apr 2023
Gallery of Modern Art, Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery), Gallery 1.2 & Gallery 1.3 (Eric and Marion Taylor Gallery)
Expansive and inspiring, 'Air' at GOMA showcases more than 30 significant Australian and international artists, reflecting the vitality of our shared atmosphere.
Featuring beautiful and breathtaking moments, ‘Air’ is anchored by an expansive canopy of gently moving, giant air-filled spheres, from artist Tomás Saraceno in his most ambitious works to date.
Iconic Gallery Collection favourites including Ron Mueck’s monumental human sculpture In bed, Anthony McCall’s enveloping installation Crossing and Jonathan Jones’s lyrical evocation of wind, breath and bird call, untitled (giran) offer deeply immersive experiences.
Journey through the invisible, ethereal and vital element of air.
Presented across the entire ground floor of GOMA, the exhibition is a journey through this invisible, ethereal and vital element, reflecting on awareness of our shared atmosphere as life-giving, potentially dangerous and rapidly warming.
When artists address the global issues confronting us today, they have the power to change the world – by changing the way we look at it.
Chris Saines CNZM, Director QAGOMA
Jananne Al-Ani / Carlos Amorales / Oliver Beer / Dora Budor / Tacita Dean / Max Dupain / Peter Fischli and David Weiss / d Harding with Hayley Matthew / Mona Hatoum / Nancy Holt / Jonathan Jones with Uncle Stan Grant Snr / Ali Kazim / Anthony McCall / Lee Mingwei / Rachel Mounsey / Ron Mueck / Rei Naito / Albert Namatjira / Jamie North / Charles Page / Katie Paterson / Rosslynd Piggott / Patrick Pound / Lloyd Rees / Tomás Saraceno / Yhonnie Scarce / Wolfgang Sievers / Thu Van Tran / Jemima Wyman
Buy timed tickets in advance to guarantee entry. Last session 4.00pm daily. Exhibition closes at 5.00pm
Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government’s Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. Find out more