GoMA Presents Exhibition of Contemporary 21st Century International Art

. December 18, 2010 . 0 Comments

An ambitious and ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary international art from the first decade of the twenty-first century will be presented at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) from December 18, 2010 to April 25, 2011.

Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ would showcase over 180 works by more than 110 senior and emerging artists from over 40 countries, with most of the work from the Gallery’s own expanding collection.’


SUPERFLEX, Flooded McDonalds, 2009. RED video installation: 16:9, 20 minutes, colour, sound, ed. 3/5 300 x 700 cm. (variable). Purchased 2010 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation.

‘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, Kids’ APT programs, and Asian and Pacific collections — and ‘21st Century’ signals a new commitment to be truly international in contemporary art collection development,’ Mr Ellwood said.

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. It also presents a series of ambitious commissions, key loans from Australian and international institutions, and a curated children’s program of interactive works.

It will also present a series of ambitious commissions, key loans from Australian and international institutions, and a curated children’s program of interactive works.

An exhibition blog, www.21Cblog.com, is live and will feature commentary from international curators and writers including co-curators for the 2011 Istanbul Biennial Jens Hoffman (USA) and Adriano Pedrosa (Brazil), Tom Vanderbilt (USA) and Andrew Frost (Australia).

www.qag.qld.gov.au/

Category: Fine Art

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