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Gallery 2.1 | Installation view of Arlo Mountford’s The Folly 2007-09, Brook Andrew’s The Island V 2008, Ricky Swallow’s Killing Time 2003–04 and Bill Henson’s Untitled 2008–09 | Photography by Natasha Harth

Art histories | Gallery 2.1

The art of the 21st century constantly expands the frameworks of inclusion, tracing new histories and geographies. The idea of art history as a singular progressive current of stylistic developments has been increasingly questioned and challenged. Rather than heralding ‘the …


Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 | Installation view of Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus garden 1966/2002 | Photography by Natasha Harth

“What we see is the generation of numerous regional histories, each faithful to the textures of its floating point of origin, that are nonetheless woven across each other, so that none may be fully understood without reference to the others with which it overlaps.” Nancy Adajania

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 | Installation view of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s Lightning for Neda 2009 and Isaac Julien’s WESTERN UNION: Small Boats 2007 | Photography by Natasha Harth

Constellations of culture and history | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4

Some of the key ideas emerging through artists’ works in the ‘21st Century’ exhibition include the rethinking of history in terms of a multitude of aesthetic genealogies; the changing experiences and understandings of geography at local, regional and global levels; …

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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GoMA, Level 3 | Installation view of Ah Xian Metaphysica 2007 | Photography by Natasha Harth

“A distinctive aesthetic is taking shape, one that mixes tastes, imagery and textures from many times and places, creating unexpected conjunctures that override cultural borders, geographic boundaries and semiotic stereotypes, and melts categorical distinctions such as those usually drawn between the human and the animal.” Terry Smith


Gallery 1.3 | Installation view of Zhou Xiaohu’s Utopian theatre 2006, Hu Yang’s Shanghai living 2004-05 and The Atlas Group / Walid Raad’s Already been in a lake of fire 1999-2002 | Photography by Natasha Harth, Ray Foulton

Mega cities, micro conversations | Gallery 1.3

In 2007, the world passed a demographic milestone: for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. The booming 21st-century megacities are in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and are becoming ever more …