Friday, January 22, 2016

What Is Art From Asia and the Pacific? In a Word, Diverse

THE HUFFINGTON POST
By Natalie Hegert
Anida Yoeu Ali, The Buddhist Bug, Into the Night (production still), 2015, 2-channel HD video projection, 7:00 minutes. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
AUSTRALIA---The eighth Asia Pacific Triennial (APT8), now underway at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, offers a view into the diverse contemporary art practices of the Australian, Asian and Pacific regions, from the far reaches of Oceania to former Soviet bloc countries such as the Kyrgyz Republic and Georgia. Widely considered as a bellwether for art from the region, APT is not concerned with contextualizing the artworks in relation to Western art traditions, but rather presents them in the context of different and varied art traditions deriving from multiple, interdependent sources. [link]

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu, Path to wealth, 2013, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 149 x 99cm. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.