'Time of others', a collaborative exhibition developed by four leading museums in the Asia Pacific and featuring 19 artists from across the region opens at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this weekend.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said ‘Time of others’ is a collaboration between Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO) and Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
‘We are proud to be the final venue showing this exhibition drawn from the collections of these leading institutions and featuring artists from Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam,’ Mr Saines said.
''Time of others’ offers a unique opportunity to see works from QAGOMA’s collection – internationally renowned for its strength in contemporary art from Asia and the Pacific, in context with works from leading Asian galleries, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, National Museum of Art, Osaka and Singapore Art Museum'.
Co-curated by QAGOMA’s Curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Reuben Keehan, Che Kyongfa (MOT), Hashimoto Azusa (NMAO) and Michelle Ho (SAM), ‘Time of others’ has been realised with the support of the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
Mr Keehan said the exhibition used the concept of ‘time’ and ‘difference’ as twin devices to consider relationships in the Asia Pacific.
The title of the show derives from the Japanese idiom tanin no jikan, indicating the simple courtesy of respecting another person’s time, and it explores the complex links between the people, histories, and cultures that exist in this diverse region.
Highlights include paintings from On Kawara’s seminal Today series (1980, 1981 and 1985), a project the artist executed daily from 1966 until his passing in mid-2014, Heman Chong’s Calendars (2020–2096) 2004–10, an installation of 1001 calendar pages from January 2020 onwards and Bruce Quek’s Hall of Mirrors: Asia Pacific Report 2011, a room of 24clocks keyed to record the time of a specific social or ecological tragedy in the Asia Pacific.
The exhibition also features works from QAGOMA’s collection including Graham Fletcher’s Lounge Room Tribalism paintings and Jonathan Jones’ poetic woven light installation Lumination Fall Wall Weave 2003‑05.
From 11.00am Saturday 11 June visitors can experience a conversation with co-curators Reuben Keehan (QAGOMA), Che Kyongfa (MOT) and Hashimoto Azusa (NMAO). From 1.00pm Reuben Keehan will lead a walking tour through the exhibition joined by fellow curators.
‘Time of others’ is a free exhibition. It is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue in English and Japanese.