Highlights from QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennial Visit the Gladstone Region

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Image: TROMARAMA, Indonesia est. 2004 'Wattt?!' 2010. Single-channel stop motion video animation: 5:48 minutes, colour, sound. Purchased 2011, Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: QAGOMA

Highlights from QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennial Visit the Gladstone Region

A selection of works drawn from the ‘7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) held at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will visit the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum when ‘Indo Pop: Indonesia Art from APT7’ opens this week.

Since beginning its tour in 2015, ‘Indo Pop' has already visited ten other regional venues.

The Gladstone Region will officially launch the exhibition tomorrow at 6pm, Friday 2 June 2017, with guest speakers and Cr Matt Burnett, Mayor of Gladstone Region. All are welcome to attend this free event, with light refreshments served afterwards. 

QAGOMA Associate Curator, Asian Art, Tarun Nagesh, said the colourful exhibition captured the vibrancy and humour of an emerging generation of contemporary Indonesian artists.

‘Drawing on one of the focus areas of APT7 (2012-13), ‘Indo Pop’ showcases a diverse group of works including the explosively coloured painting, 'The Journey' 2011, by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan). These works, in a variety of styles and media, represent the exciting approaches that are earning these artists widespread international attention,’ he said.

The regional tour of ‘Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7’ also includes video and digital works from artist collective Tromarama, and Tintin Wulia, who now resides in Queensland. Tromarama’s stop-motion animation in 'Wattt?!' 2010, a favourite with young visitors when shown in APT7, brings lights and lamps to life in a humorous response to an unexpectedly-high electricity bill.

‘Indo Pop’ will be available to view at the Gallery & Museum 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday, from 3 June through until 22 July 2017.


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