In the lead up to ‘The 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8), the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) today announced ‘Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7’ would be the next Gallery-curated exhibition to tour the state.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said ‘Indo Pop’ would visit 12 regional venues in advance of and concurrently with APT8, which opens at the Gallery in November 2015.
‘APT7 featured the Triennial’s largest representation to date of artists from Indonesia, and some of the outstanding pieces acquired for the Gallery’s world-leading contemporary Asian art collection will now tour as part of our commitment to regional Queensland,’ Mr Saines said.
‘The tour will start at Noosa Regional Gallery on 11 June and will visit venues across the state before concluding in Toowoomba in mid‑2017.’
QAGOMA Associate Curator, Asian Art, Tarun Nagesh, said the nine works on the tour captured the vibrancy and humour of an emerging generation of contemporary Indonesian artists.
‘Drawing on one of the focus areas of APT7 (2012-13), ‘Indo Pop’ showcases a diverse group of works including the explosively coloured painting The Journey 2011 by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan). These works in a variety of styles and media represent the exciting approaches that are earning these artists widespread international attention,’ he said.
Mr Nagesh said the works from Southeast Asia’s largest emerging art market discuss the artistic, political and social issues faced in Indonesia, one of Australia’s closest neighbours.
‘Edwin Roseno’s photographs of aluminium cans-cum-flower pots and Wedhar Riyadi’s fusing of historical portraits with pop-style imagery use humour and parody to question socio-political history and globalisation,’ Mr Nagesh said.
The regional tour of ‘Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7’ also includes video and digital works from artist collective Tromarama, and Tintin Wulia, who now resides in Queensland. Tromarama’s stop-motion animation in Wattt?! 2010, a favourite with young visitors when shown in APT7, brings lights and lamps to life in a humorous response to an unexpectedly-high electricity bill.
‘Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7’ tours Queensland from mid-2015 to 2017. For further information visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.
Noosa Regional Gallery | 11 June – 26 July 2015 Logan Art Gallery | 31 July – 13 September 2015 Redcliffe Art Gallery | 10 December 2015 – 23 January 2016 Gold Coast City Art Gallery | 6 February – 27 March 2016 Gympie Regional Art Gallery | 7 April – 28 May 2016 Rockhampton Art Gallery | 4 June – 17 July 2016 Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery | 24 August – 16 October 2016 Artspace Mackay | 21 October – 4 December 2016 Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery | 27 January – 19 March 2017 Dogwood Crossing Miles | 6 April – 28 May 2017 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum | 3 June – 23 July 2017 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery | 3 August – 24 September 2017 QAGOMA is committed to extending the reach of the Collection, exhibitions and programs to all Queenslanders, regardless of geographical location through touring exhibitions and related services. The Gallery recognises its responsibility to provide access to the State Collection and to engage with a variety of Queensland communities.
QAGOMA touring services include a comprehensive Collection-based touring exhibition program; public programs and educational tours including the ‘Kids on Tour’ program and programming assistance for regional galleries.