THE 8TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART (APT8)
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship exhibition focussed on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. This eighth edition emphasises the role of performance in recent art, with live actions, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities. APT8 includes more than 80 artists and groups, an ongoing program of artist performances and projects; a conference as part of the opening program; extensive cinema programs; publications; and activities for kids and families.
Two focus projects are the result of in-depth research and ongoing exchange with the region. Yumi Danis (We Dance) presents the vitality and complexity of performance in the cultures of some of our nearest neighbours: Papua, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India looks at the breadth and vibrancy of Indigenous and vernacular art from regions of India. Also featured are site-specific installations by artists from UAE/Iran, India, South Korea, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand. APT8 Cinema programs address the representation of Islamic cultures in popular culture throughout the region and showcase independent cinema from the Philippines.
I participated in APT8 as part of the International Visitors Program along with Diana Campbell Betancourt, Biljana Ciric, Reem Fadda, Hendrik Folkerts, Curator, Yee I-Lann, Abdellah Karroum, Emmanuel Kasarhérou, Raiji Kuroda, Venus Lau, Maia Nuku, Guillaume Soulard & Jochen Volz
Image: Danie Mellor New Materialisms (anticipating Girrugarr) I – V (detail) 2015 / Photographic prints on aluminium
Selected Tate Film books edited by George Clark:
Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop
Tate Modern, January 2016
Curated with Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross.
Chick Strand: Soft Fictions
Tate Modern, November 2015
Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now
Tate Modern, Sept 2015
The first survey in the UK of Korean artists’ films and videos from 1960s until now with guest artists Kim Ku-lim and Im Huang-Soon.
Curated with Hangjun Lee and Hyun Jin Cho.
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
Tate Modern, 10–25 April 2015
The month long season provided the most comprehensive survey of filmmakers and artists who pioneered counter-cultural and community-based approaches to filmmaking from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Albert Serra: Divine Visionaries and Holy Fools
Tate Modern, March 2015
The first major survey in the UK of maverick Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra, curated with Andrea Lissoni.
Luis Ospina and Grupo de Cali
Tate Modern, December 2014
Vlado Kristl: Death to the Audience
Tate Modern, November 2014
The most extensive presentation of the work of Vlado Kristl (1923–2004) in the UK, a comprehensive retrospective of films and accompanying exhibition display of artists’ books, poetry anthologies and exhibition catalogues spanning 1969–2003.
TV As Material
Tate Modern, September 2014
Open Form: Oskar Hansen, Art, Architecture and Film
Tate Modern, 2014
Curated with Łukasz Mojsak, and Kasia Redzisz
Magiciens de la Terre: Reconsidered
Tate Modern, April 2014
Marking the 25th anniversary of the controversial Pompidou exhibition, this weekend of screenings and talks revisits and expands on the exhibition’s pioneering film programme includes works by David Byrne, Maya Deren, Len Lye, Chris Marker, Claes Oldenburg, Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch and Dziga Vertov. Curated with Lucy Steeds
Camille Henrot: Grosse Fatigue
Tate Modern, February 2014
To Be Here: The Films of Ute Aurand
Tate Modern, February 2014
Under the Sun: The Films of Rose Lowder
Tate Modern, January 2014
Curated with Anat Pick
Mike Kuchar: Film Follies and Digital Daydreams
Tate Modern, November 2013
Comprehensive retrospective of Mike Kuchar’s work spanning 50 years of work from 1963 presented with the artist.
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013
Tate Britain, November 2013 – March 2014
Featuring work by over 80 artists across 20 events including three evenings of expanded cinema works. Curated with Melissa Blanchflower, Stuart Comer, Simon Payne and Andrew Vallance.
To Pour Milk Into a Glass: Film, Video and Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979 in Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979
Ed. Andrew Wilson, Tate Publishing, UK, March 2016, pp140-147