The presentation of contemporary Korean visual art in APT9

Project Summary

13 August 2018

Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Australia
Grantee: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

tourists looking at women dressed in art on a small walk way surrounded by water

Anida Yoeu Ali performing in The Buddhist Bug underneath major installation by Korean artist Haegue Yang's Sol LeWitt Upside Down. Credit: Joe Ruckli.

Project Description

Stretching from Iraq to Hawai’i, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane. Now in its twenty-fifth year, QAGOMA’s flagship contemporary art series draws visitors with its unique mix of visual spectacle and cross-cultural insight. Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.

APT9 will feature the work of practitioners from Korea - Geumhyung Jeong, Bona Park, Kim Beom and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. These artists represent the extraordinary diversity, vibrancy and complexity of contemporary Korean art.

The exhibition is free and developed for audiences of all ages.

Key dates:

  • Official Opening, Brisbane, 23 November 2018
  • APT9 Exhibition, Brisbane, 24 November 2018 to 28 April 2019
  • APT9 Symposium, Brisbane, 26 November 2018

Social media: @qagoma on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram #APT9

Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $30,000.00

Last Updated: 7 August 2018