The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019
QAG, GOMA | Free
Stretching from Turkey to Hawai'i, 'The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane. Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. APT9 is based on extensive research that has built on the wealth of knowledge established over the exhibition's 25 year history.
The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.
APT9 Kids will include interactive artworks, hands-on making, and multimedia activities developed in collaboration with exhibiting artists, especially for children and families. APT9 Kids on Tour will provide children and families throughout Queensland with the opportunity to enjoy a selection of adapted projects at their local venue.
APT9 will also include a symposium and extensive public programs, as well as a Cinémathèque program. The list of artists will be announced in February 2018.
'The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT) is the QAGOMA's flagship contemporary art series focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Since 1993, the APT series has drawn visitors with its unique mix of visual spectacle and cross-cultural insight while driving the Gallery's focus on the region.
Zheng Guogu, China, b.1970 / Grand Visionary Transformation of Hevajra 2016 / Oil on canvas / Image courtesy: The artist and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.