Reality & Invention

15 May 2021 – 19 Sep 2021
GOMA | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries | Free

'Reality & Invention' focuses on artist responses to social change experienced throughout Asia since the 1980s, and the emergence of realism as a defining artistic strategy of the period. Taking in movements as diverse as Japan’s New Wave, Indian figurative-narrative art and Indonesia’s politically charged New Art Movement, the exhibition features many well-known works from the Gallery’s Collection alongside some rarely seen holdings of major significance.


Ismail Hashim, Malaysia b.1940 / Seats of bicycles of Penang port labourers 1993

Ismail Hashim, Malaysia b.1940 / Seats of bicycles of Penang port labourers 1993 / Gelatin silver photograph, hand-coloured / 42 sheets: 64 x 92cm (comp., overall) / The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 1993 with funds from The Myer Foundation and Michael Sidney Myer through the QAG Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Ismail Hashim.

Fang Lijun, China b.1963 / 980810 1998

Fang Lijun, China b.1963 / 980810 1998 / Oil on canvas / 250 x 360cm / The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 2000 with funds from The Myer Foundation, a project of the Sidney Myer Centenary Celebration 1899-1999, through the QAG Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Fang Lijun.

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