Saturday, November 26, 2011

YAYOI KUSAMA at GoMA

LinkGallery of Modern Art (GoMA) has this new amazing exhibition..


Yayoi Kusama
18 Nov '11 - 11 March '12


Who is Yayoi Kusama?
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today. The Gallery has had a long working relationship with Kusama, and her installations Soul under the moon 2002 and Narcissus garden 1966/2002 are among the most popular works in the Gallery’s Collection.


‘Look Now, See Forever’ transforms the dramatic spaces of the Gallery of Modern Art with a series of spectacular immersive rooms, featuring new sculptures and paintings as well as film projection and installation. Showcasing Kusama’s innovative work with colour, form, space and perception, this exhibition shows a senior artist at the peak of her powers.


Revel in the vibrant and playful works of Kusama by adding colourful dots to The obliteration room, a popular interactive installation first commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery for Kids’ APT in 2002.




watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYLZH1EGWKw


THREADS
01 Oct '11 - 05 Feb '12


Threads transformed through knitting, weaving, looping and stitching are the most flexible of materials. Often carrying significant personal and cultural narratives, they move across temporal and spatial boundaries, connecting old and new ideas, just as they provide important links between people, places and ways of life. Threads also have the capacity to unravel, opening up possibilities for innovation, discord and creative change.


Bringing together a diverse range of contemporary textiles from the Gallery’s Australian, Asian and Pacific Collections, ‘Threads: Contemporary Textiles and the Social Fabric’ celebrates the ways in which contemporary artists explore and extend the textile medium.




The Gallery formally accepted a significant 22 metre long Tongan ngatu tā’uli (black bark-cloth) in a special ceremony in Auckland on 5 September 2011. The work was commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery as one of several major new collection acquisitions to mark the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Gallery of Modern Art.


Many works from the exhibition draw on traditional textile practices while also engaging new technologies, materials and imagery to reflect and transform existing social, political and cultural conditions.


Through the visually striking designs, skilled techniques and richly textured surfaces of contemporary textiles, the exhibition investigates their function as a form of skin or interface with other cultures, the use of abstraction and rhythm to engage with local environments, the weaving of new histories and ideas of nation, and the continued vitality of garden imagery.


Ten Years of Contemporary Art
12 Nov '11 - 19 Feb '12


In recent years, Brisbane benefactor James C Sourris, AM, has been gathering an extensive collection of contemporary Australian art, focusing on the first decade of the twenty-first century and paying particular attention to Queensland artists.


This exhibition celebrates James C Sourris’s involvement with the Gallery and highlights the vital role benefaction has played in the development of the Gallery’s contemporary art Collection. The exhibition will honour Mr Sourris’s sustained and generous support of the Gallery’s Collection. ‘The James C Sourris AM Collection’ comprises both Indigenous and non-Indigenous works, and a wide range of media including paintings, videos, installations and works on paper.








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