Art

An afternoon at the Asia Pacific Triennial

10 January, 2010

Asia Pacific Triennial

Zhu Weibing and Ji Wenyu, People holding flowers 2007

Today I spent the afternoon with some friends at the Asia Pacific Triennial at GoMA. It’s one of the most fun and engaging exhibitions but it only happens every three years, so it’s always a must do. Entry is free, making it a lovely and value-packed few hours too! You can come back and find new things to explore and think about too, as it’s on for three months.

Asia Pacific Triennial
The lighting cast beautiful shadows, I always admire the delicate lighting at the Queensland Art Gallery and GoMA.

See more pictures of APT6, what I wore and our dinner at Vapiano!

First, what I wore!
A day at GoMA

The fan is so necessary, it’s bloody hot!

Blouse: Kmart
Skirt: City Chic
Tights: Kmart
Shoes: Spendless
Necklace: Lola & Bailey
Sunglasses: Giant Vintage

Lola & Bailey necklace Kiss curl!

Asia Pacific Triennial
Thukral & Tagra, Dominus Aeris – The Great, Grand Mirage 2009

The styling of this installation is incredible. I loved the wallpaper and all of the details… the clashing lounge suite, the photos, ornaments, everything!

Kate in The Great, Grand Mirage APT6

APT6
Shinji Ohmaki, Liminal Air – descend 2007–09

This was the most incredible and trippy installation. You were required to remove your shoes, and then you went into a room with a massive fluoro lit wall facing a sculptural cave of string hanging from the ceiling.

Spencer in the strings
It was easy to lose people in there, and if you bumped into someone the view was obscured by string. If you walked around for a little bit, the string started to clasp at your throat and refuse to let you go. It was so surreal.

Asia Pacific Triennial
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Lightning for Neda 2009

Asia Pacific Triennial
Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Elk#2 2009

Asia Pacific Triennial
Charwei Tsai, Mushroom mantra 2008

Asia Pacific Triennial
The Kids’ APT was great! Here we were doing Runa Islam’s “Make believe” activity and creating “turning wonders”, or thaumatropes.

Patterns of infinity by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
The pattern I made using the Patterns of infinity program by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

I, you, we by Wit Pimkanchanapong at APT6
I, you, we by Wit Pimkanchanapong at APT6 I, you, we by Wit Pimkanchanapong at APT6
Wit Pimkanchanapong’s “I, you, we” was really popular because two people could swap parts of their faces to become one composite person.

something sinister
I kind of made something sinister out of Thukral & Tagra’s kids’ activity, “Hi! I am India.”

Vapiano
We left the gallery grudgingly, but it was about to close and none of us had eaten lunch. We decided to go to Vapiano for early dinner. Kathleen had recommended the restaurant highly, for its fresh pizza and pasta and herbs grown on the premises. It’s an incredible concept that I’m glad has come to Brisbane – I really enjoyed my Rucola Ravioli and Crema di Fragola!

Dinner at Vapiano
Each table has a box of condiments, including fresh herbs and oils! The basil was a beautiful light green colour, and it tasted fantastic.

Coffee and crema di fragola at Vapiano

Awesome day, highly recommended, would buy again A+!

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  • ahhh, your husband is wearing a QC shirt! love it! this looks like an amazing exhibit. wish it were here :(