'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


I think its quite natural to be interested in the nude and the body… there are many things one can do as an artist – look at the environment, look at society, at politics – there’s quite a lot of room to play in all of those fields, but the human body is absolutely inexhaustible as a subject. I have never lost interest in the figure.

Ah Xian cited in Rhana Davenport, ‘Dualism and solitary journeys: An interview with Ah Xian’ in Ah Xian, Queensland Art Gallery, 2003.

Categories: Artist, Interviews

Comments are closed.

The 21st Century Blog reserves the right to remove comments which it considers to be abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, off-topic, or unlawful.