APT8 Conference | Bodies politic

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The APT8 Conference invited artists, researchers, and curators from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to address some of the key conceptual threads in the exhibition. Each session featured three presentations by special guests, followed by a moderated discussion. Read more

Session 3: Bodies politic
Recent practice in the Asia-Pacific has seen renewed attention to the symbolic potential of the human body. In what ways are bodies utilised in contemporary practice, particularly with regard to contested issues, sites and histories? As sensory registers of mortality and desire, do bodies possess some kind of political autonomy that empowers them as instruments of social and institutional critique?

Special guests:
Christian Thompson (APT8 artist), Patrick Flores (Curator and Professor, Art Studies, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines), Yuki Kihara (APT8 artist) and host Aaron Seeto (Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, QAGOMA).

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia | 21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia