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A still photograph taken at night in a fun fair; the artist is costumed as a red caterpillar-like bug with a very long body and tail.

‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ 

This Digital Story is a permanent archive of artist and project profiles from APT8, a free exhibition at QAGOMA from 21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016.

The hugely ambitious APT series brings significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. This eighth edition emphasised the role of performance in recent art, with live actions, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities.

APT8 included more than 80 artists and groups, an ongoing program of artist performances and projects; extensive cinema programs; publications; and activities for kids and families. APT8 also saw the reintroduction of the APT Conference, and the development of a new component focusing on live performance, APT8 Live.

Feature image: Anida Yoeu Ali / Cambodia/USA b.1974 / The Buddhist Bug, Into the Night (still) 2015 / A project of Studio Revolt. Concept and performance: Anida Yoeu Ali; Video: Masahiro Sugano / Commissioned for APT8. The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. Purchased 2015 with funds from Michael Sidney Myer through the QAGOMA Foundation / Collection: QAGOMA / © Anida Yoeu Ali