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Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Giblets Hot Pot/Fukuoka, 2002, color photograph, 45 x 61 3/4“. From the series ”Vegetable Weapon" (2001–). From Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 5.

Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Giblets Hot Pot/Fukuoka, 2002, color photograph, 45 x 61 3/4“. From the series ”Vegetable Weapon" (2001–). From Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 5.

Brisbane

Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 5

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank
December 2, 2006–May 27, 2007

Curated by Doug Hall

Since its inception in 1993, the Asia-Pacific Triennial has been highly successful in charting vectors of cultural connection between formerly isolated nations. Creating an alternate network to what is known colloquially as the Eumerican empire (i.e., the West), the forward-thinking APT has also become Brisbane’s greatest claim to museological fame. It’s not surprising, then, that the Queensland Art Gallery would use this event to launch its spanking-new expansion, the Gallery of Modern Art. Straddling both museums, the APT, an in-house curatorial affair led by QAG director Doug Hall, will present an in-depth show of work by roughly thirty key artists, including a film component featuring Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahani, Chinese artist Yang Fudong, and Samoan-born Sima Urale. Sound exotic? Think again.