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Nov 2022 - Apr 2023

Tomás Saraceno b.1973 / Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms 2022 / Dimensions and installation variable / Purchased 2022 with funds from the Neilson Foundation through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: QAGOMA / © Tomás Saraceno / GOMA, March 2023 / Photograph: J Ruckli, QAGOMA

‘Air’ draws together the work of artists from Australia and across the globe over five chapters, giving shape to the invisible and exploring our reliance on this unique mix of gases. This exhibition follows ‘Water’, which closed early in March 2020, as we became aware air carried a new threat, COVID-19. Responding to the pandemic, we were able to fundamentally change how we live and interact with each other, but it hasn’t been easy. We have seen humanity’s potential to embrace change and deliver life-saving solutions. Many have experienced immense loss of life, suffering and social unrest.

‘Air’ was on display at GOMA — in Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery), 1.2 and 1.3 (Eric and Marion Taylor Gallery) — from 26 November 2022 to 23 April 2023. Find out more below about Collection works included in the exhibition, or visit the full ‘Air’ feature to explore the full list of works.

Feature image: Tomás Saraceno’s Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms 2022 installed for ‘Air’, GOMA, March 2023 / © Tomás Saraceno / Photograph: J Ruckli, QAGOMA

Collection artworks featured in ‘Air’

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