Queensland Art Gallery Presents 21st Century : Art in the First Decade

Queensland Art Gallery will present 21st Century : Art in the First Decade, on 18 December 2010 – 25 April 2011.

21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ encompasses an exhibition, publication, blog and a series of public programs that explore the art of the past ten years. Marking the end of the first decade of the new millennium, the project will examine current directions in art practice and also reflect on the conditions for art and exhibition making in the 21st Century. The exhibition includes over 200 works by more than 120 senior and emerging artists from over 45 countries, with most of the work drawn from the Queensland Art Gallery’s own collection.

The Queensland Art Gallery has forged new territory in contemporary art over the past 20 years with its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) exhibition series, Children’s Art Centre, Australian Cinémathèque and Asian and Pacific collections. ’21st Century’ signals a new commitment to be truly international across its contemporary art collection. The exhibition highlights the Gallery’s acquisitions over the past decade with works from Australia, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North, South and Central America alongside a series of ambitious commissions, key loans and interactive works for children.

Image: Almagul Menlibayeva, “Wrapping history,” 2010. Duratrans print in lightbox, 91 x 122cm.*

Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Brisbane

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