Tag : GoMA

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Richard Bell | Bell’s Theorem (Trikky Dikky and friends) 2005 | Synthetic polymer paint on canvas | Five panels: 240 x 480cm (overall) | The James C Sourris Collection. Gift of James C Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007 | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

STARTING FROM A POSITION OF REMOTENESS by Andrew Maerkle

In 1990, the Internet was still relatively removed from the public consciousness. The first commercial dial-up ISPs were just appearing in the US, and the World Wide Web had another year to go before its formal debut in 1991. Now, …

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Production still from Blade Runner 1982 / Director: Ridley Scott / 35mm, colour, Dolby, 117 minutes, USA/Hong Kong, English/German/Cantonese/Japanese/Hungarian (English subtitles) / Image courtesy: British Film Institute, Blade Runner Partnership

YOU ARE THERE by Andrew Frost

Science fiction explores narratives about the human condition in speculative settings. Sometimes those settings are the notional future, other times they are our own time made strange by provocative alterations. As a genre, the narratives of SF have a unique …

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Production still from 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 / Director: Stanley Kubrick / 35mm, colour, Dts, 141 minutes, UK/USA, English/Russian (English subtitles) / Image courtesy: British Film Institute, Roadshow Non-Theatrical

THE LOOK OF THE FUTURE by Andrew Frost

Browsing through the film program ‘A New Tomorrow: Visions of The Future in The Cinema’ at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, it’s interesting to note how this sequence of films charts the rise and fall and rise again of particular themes …

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Gallery 3.5 | Installation view of Fiona Pardington’s Ahua: A beautiful hesitation 2010, Artur Żmijewski’s Democracies 2009, Parastou Forouhar’s Swanrider 2004 and Tony Albert’s Sorry 2008 | Photography by Natasha Harth

Democracies | Gallery 3.5

While modern nation states are often predicated on democratic ideals, the pursuit of equal rights continues to be of critical importance throughout the world. Polish artist Artur Zmijewski’s 20-channel video installation Democracies 2009 features public demonstrations and celebrations in eastern …

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Gallery 3.5 and Gallery foyer | Installation view of Louise Weaver’s Phoenix, Indian Blue Peacock 2008–09, Fiona Hall’s Tender 2003-06, Paola Pivi’s One Love 2007 and The Tissue Culture and Art Project’s Odd Neolifism 2010 | Photography by Natasha Harth

The art animal | Gallery foyer & Gallery 3.5

In the last decade, there has been a heightened awareness manifested by artists of the relationships between humans, other animals and the environment. Many artists are contributing to contemporary art museum bestiaries of live, dead, photographed and filmed animals, and …