Tag: asian art

Sydney Morning Herald Column

9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Friday, December 14th, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It’s been 25 years since Brisbane staged its first-ever Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. It was a bold experiment at the time – and it paid dividends, helping to put the Queensland Art Gallery on the international art map. Everyone who felt the need to keep in touch with the latest developments in contemporary […]

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After Utopia

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Irony has never been a big feature of life in Singapore, but perhaps it’s catching on. Of all nations on the planet, Singapore is arguably the closest thing to a social laboratory, where economic and cultural programs are dreamt up by a paternalistic state and broadly accepted by the population. This centralised control has made […]

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Treasure Ships

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices may be the most fascinating exhibition to be seen at an Australian public gallery this year. The bad news, from a purely local perspective, is that it will be shown only in Adelaide and Perth. It is the brainchild of James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art at […]

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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Those dismayed by Senator Conroy’s heavy-handed attempts to censor the internet might spare a thought for Japanese publishers of the late eighteenth century completely at the mercy of an imperial regime that imposed bans and restrictions at will. This is what happened in 1790 when a new Chief Councillor set out to correct the “decadent” […]

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6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column, Uncategorized,

Has it been fifteen years already? In its sixth installment the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery shows no signs of settling into a predictable pattern. On the contrary: the APT is the most dynamic contemporary art exhibition in Australia and quite possibly the world. It may not be the biggest of shows, […]