Gods and Gridlock

29 Feb 2020 – 8 Aug 2021
QAG | Gallery 5 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery | Free

‘Gods and Gridlock’ features works by artists who, by experimenting with the techniques and iconography of classical tangka painting, seek its relevance in an age of digital communication.

Tangka are scroll paintings that emerged from Buddhist figurative traditions in India and China, and flourished in Tibet from the eleventh century onwards. Recognisable for their precise brushwork, detailed imagery and strictly proportionate geometry, these paintings principally depict the Buddha and other deities or teachers. They function as educational, devotional and meditational aids, but also serve as a source of artistic innovation and reflection.


Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu, Mongolia b.1979 / Path to wealth 2013

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu, Mongolia b.1979 / Path to wealth 2013 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 149 x 99cm / Purchased 2015 with funds from Ashby Utting through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu.

Nomin Bold, Mongolia b.1982 / Tomorrow 2014

Nomin Bold, Mongolia b.1982 / Tomorrow 2014 / Gouache, old scripture sheets on cotton / 194 x 144cm / Purchased 2015 with funds from Ashby Utting through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Nomin Bold.

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