Asia Pacific Video

20 Oct 2021 – 18 Aug 2024
ON TOUR | Free

Artists in the Asia-Pacific were quick to embrace the new possibilities of video art as it emerged as an art form, and the region is now home to some of the leading moving image artists in the world. From the most basic use of a hand-held video camera to elaborate and theatrical productions, video has also allowed artists throughout the region to explore and communicate their social conditions, cultures and ideas on ever-evolving screen-based platforms.

By performing for the camera, recording collective actions and experimenting with technologies and theatrical scenarios, the artists in this exhibition deliver a range of critical, humorous and magical insights into their own artistic motivations and the contexts in which they live and work. Through a wide-ranging series of encounters that manifest across the screen, they capture how the medium has become such a valuable form expression for many of the region’s artists, defining new platforms where their voices and visions can come alive.

Tour Venues

Lockyer Valley Art Gallery, Gatton
20 October – 28 November 2021

Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre
3 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

Mulga Lands Art Gallery, Charleville
22 January – 30 April 2022

Texas Regional Art Gallery
7 May – 3 July 2022

Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla
9 July – 20 August 2022

Rosalie Gallery
7 September – 30 October 2022

Coalface Gallery, Maronbah
30 November 2022 – 5 February 2023

Cairns Courthouse
18 February – 16 April 2023

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
6 May – 22 July 2023

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
29 July – 29 October 2023

Umbrella Studio, Townsville
4 November – 17 December 2023

The Rex, Monto
3 February – 20 April 2024

Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough
4 May – 30 June 2024

Wondai Art Gallery
6 July – 18 August 2024

Takahiko Iimura / Japan/United States b.1937 / Performance: AIUEONN Six Features (stills, detail) 1994 / Videotape: 8 minutes, colour, stereo / The James C. Sourris AM Collection. Purchased 1999 with funds from James C. Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art / © Takahiko Iimura.

Joyce Ho / Taiwan b.1983 / Overexposed memory (still) 2015 / Single-channel video: 5 minutes, colour, sound, ed.3/5 / Purchased 2018. Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art / © Joyce Ho.

Nathan Pohio / New Zealand b.1970 / Landfall of a spectre (still) 2007 / Digital (AVI) file: 1:55 minutes, black and white, silent, ed.1/5 / Purchased 2008. The Queensland Government’s Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art / © Nathan Pohio.

Tsui Kuang-Yu / Taiwan b.1974 / The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: I am fine, I don’t get wet (stills) 2002 / Digital video transferred to DVD: 4:24 minutes, colour, stereo, single-channel video, 4:3, ed.14/15 / Purchased 2010 with a special allocation from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art / © Tsui Kuang-Yu.

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