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'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' is an exhibition, publication, blog and series of public programs at the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art that explore the art of the past ten years. As an expanded platform for the exhibition, the '21st Century Blog' functions as a source book of reference material and contributions provided by artists, curators and writers. Read more

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GoMA Talks: Who are we in the world of web 2.0?

GoMA Talks is a series of panel discussions at the Gallery of Modern Art as part of the ’21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. Each event engages with specific issues that have defined the first decade of the 21st Century with a range of panellists, including presenters from ABC Radio National and visiting guests from a range of fields and disciplines.

Watch the webcast from the first GoMA Talks presented on Thursday 17 February 2011.

GoMA TALKS Communication | Who are we in the world of Web 2.0?
Hosted by Antony Funnell, Future Tense

The flock of interactive capabilities born from the ‘second generation’ of the World Wide Web, which has been termed Web 2.0, include social networking sites, blogging, video sharing and wikis. Our engagement with this user-generated content has transformed the Web into an infinite source of knowledge and interaction, but have these recent forms of virtual communication increased our access to others and created an online community or has it only lessened our ability to seek and filter information?

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Exhibition & Gallery Re-opening

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will re-open on Wednesday 16 February 2011. Please join us this weekend, 19-20 February, for re-opening celebrations across both galleries. Full details of screenings, public programs and activities are available on the Gallery website.

Important Visiting Information
Visitors should be aware that all car parks at the Cultural Centre, including the car park under the Queensland Art Gallery are closed until further notice. It is suggested visitors use public transport as parking in the South Bank area is limited at present. Visit www.translink.com.au to plan your journey using public transport. If you do intend on driving, please note the only major car parks open at present in South Brisbane are the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands car parks. Another alternative may be to park in the city and walk across the Victoria Bridge.

More information on access, programming and cancelled/rescheduled programs and projects are available on the Gallery website.

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21st Century Artist Interview: Ionat Zurr

Pioneers in the fields of biological arts, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr established the Tissue Culture and Art Project (TC&A) in 1996 as an ongoing artistic research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. In December 2010, Catts and Zurr spoke with Naomi Evans, Assistant Curator, Contemporary International Art about the Tissue Culture and Art Project and their contribution to the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition which explores the classification of specimens in a changing era of genetic engineering.

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21st Century Artist Interview: Oran Catts

Pioneers in the fields of biological arts, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr established the Tissue Culture and Art Project (TC&A) in 1996 as an ongoing artistic research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. In December 2010, Catts and Zurr spoke with Naomi Evans, Assistant Curator, Contemporary International Art about the Tissue Culture and Art Project and their contribution to the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition which explores the classification of specimens in a changing era of genetic engineering.

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21st Century Artist Interview: Issac Julien

Isaac Julien is one of the most celebrated artist–filmmakers working with multi-channel video installations. He has developed a singular practice concerned with the transposition of film to spatialised installation and uses expert filmmaking and projection technologies to create new vocabularies for experiencing the moving image. In December 2010, Julien spoke with José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque about his major installation WESTERN UNION: Small Boats 2007 featured in the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. WESTERN UNION: Small Boats is the final work in a trilogy exploring themes of physical and spiritual expeditions that began with True North 2004 and Fantôme Afrique 2005. In each of these works, Julien utilises dual narratives and multiple perspectives across an arrangement of screens to chart the movement of bodies from one place to another, reflecting geographic and environmental journeys that are connected with the experiences of migration in a contemporary world.