SHILPA GUPTA 'For, in your Tongue, I cannot fit: 100 Jailed Poets' 2017-2018. Photo: Pat Verbruggen
SHILPA GUPTA, QIU ZHIJIE
QAG & Goma
QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY | GALLERY OF MODERN ART
24/11/2018 - 28/04/2019
Since 1993, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art's flagship contemporary art series. Now in its twenty-fifth year, it continues to be an important showcase of the most exciting new work being produced in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific, is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. Free, and curated for audiences of all ages. APT9, the exhibition publication, represents an important and lasting document of the current artistic landscape of Asia and the Pacific. It explores the art and ideas of some of the most dynamic regions in the world. The publication also profiles the curated film programs presented by the Australian Cinémathèque, and the interactive artist projects featured in APT9 Kids. Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite with the site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. Based in Beijing, Qiu is renowned for his multidisciplinary, trans-historical reflection on knowledge and daily life. Through a variety of idioms, mediums, and cultural frameworks, he strives to achieve a notion of “total art,” encompassing rich dialogues with contemporary art, Chinese traditions, social and philosophy engagement. His enormous site spoecific ink painting is a major highlight of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.