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 1: Moving and shaking
For much of this part of the world, social change is not simply an aspiration of politically-minded artists; it is a given, the very context in which art takes place. How do artists respond to conditions of flux and uncertainty, and in what ways might they participate in it? How specific to art-making are geographical and cultural conditions at a time of rapid change? Is there a relationship between the drivers of social change in Asia and the Pacific and the types of art being made in the region?
Lisa Reihana (Artist and APT8 catalogue round table participant), Vuth Lyno (artist and curator), Vera Mey (Curator, Residencies, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore) and host Reuben Keehan (Curator, Contemporary Asian 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