The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.
Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.
Alongside the exhibition will be a thought-provoking cinema program, academic symposium, creative hands-on experiences for kids, tours, programs and special events for all ages, kicking off with opening weekend festivities 24–25 November. QAGOMA looks forward to welcoming you to APT9.
1: Zico ALBAIQUNI / Indonesia b.1987 /When it Shook – The Earth stood Still (After Pirous) 2018 / Oil on canvas / 200 x 120cm Courtesy the artist and Yavuz Gallery
2: Aisha KHALID / Pakistan b.1972 / Your way begins on the other side (detail) 2014 / Gold plated steel pins and fabric / Collection: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto / Image courtesy the artist and Aga Khan Museum
3: Gunantuna Nidok (initiation) ceremony with Ceremonial Spears (Ulang and Rumu) and Diwarra (shell money) fees, East New Britain, July 2017. / Photograph: Gideon Kakabin
4: CAO Fei / China b.1978 / Asia One (still) 2018 / HD video installation: 63:20 minutes, sound, colour, ed. 2/7 ed. 1/8 / Purchased with funds from Tim Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018 / Collection: The Queensland Art Gallery
5: Joyce HO / Taiwan b.1983 / On the second day, Saturday, your three minutes… 2017 / Installation view, Art Basel Hong Kong / Image courtesy: The artist and TKG+, Taipei
6: Iman RAAD / Iran b. 1979 / Installation view, ‘Tongue Tied’, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, 2017 / Image courtesy: Sargent’s Daughters
7: Hassan SHARIF / Iran/United Arab Emirates c.1951-2016 / Cloth and Paper 2005 / Cloth, paper and glue / Variable dimensions / © Estate of Hassan Sharif / Image courtesy: Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde