6th Asia Pacific Triennial

Mushroom Mantra, 2009, Installation for 6th Asia Pacific Triennial

Brisbane, Australia
5 December 2009 ~ 5 April 2010

Exhibited Works:
Mushroom Mantra, 2009, Installation
Circle I, 2009, Video
Hand Washing Project, 2009, Installation
Water Project, 2009, Installation

Press Release:
‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT6) was held from 5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010 and occupied the entire Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) as well as the iconic Watermall and adjoining galleries at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).

APT6 included the work of more than 100 artists from 25 countries, including collaborations and collectives, which reflect the diversity of practices across Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

APT6 had a number of specific focuses and thematic links while considering recent shifts in contemporary art in communities that had not been represented in the APT before, including works by artists from Tibet, North Korea (DPRK), Turkey and Iran, and from countries of the Mekong region such as Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma).

APT6 also acknowledged the innovation that exists in performance and music in Asia and the Pacific. To this end, the Pacific Reggae Project looked at this musical genre as it has developed in Hawai’i, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and New Zealand.

The major thematic cinema program for APT6 looked west to explore cultural constellations across the Indian subcontinent (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Kashmir,Pakistan) to West Asia and the Middle East (including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine).