Takahiro Iwasaki Japan b.1975 "Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss)" 2010–12 Installation view
by Nicholas Forrest
Published: December 12, 2012
QUEENSLAND, Australia — Established in 1993, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
(APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery
and Gallery of Modern Art’
s flagship international contemporary art event, and the only major exhibition series in the world that focuses exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. This year celebrating its 20th anniversary, APT7 took the opportunity to reflect on changes over the past two decades, including the transformation of landscape and adaptation of local cultures to a modern globalized world. Featuring 75 artists and groups from 27 countries, special exhibits include a collection of contemporary works from Papua New Guinea; “0 – Now: Traversing West Asia,” which brings together artists from the Middle East and Central Asia to focus on shifting borders and regional volatility; and “The 20 Year Archive,” interpretations of varied archives throughout the region. Opening this past Saturday, APT7 will occupy the Gallery of Modern Art and spaces at Queensland Art Gallery through April 14, 2013.
To see the top ten highlights from the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial, click on the slideshow