APT8: Artists and projects
‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’
This Digital Story is a permanent archive of artist and project profiles from ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8), a free exhibition at QAGOMA from 21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016.
APT8 included more than 80 artists and groups, an ongoing program of artist performances and projects; a conference as part of the opening program; extensive cinema programs; publications; and activities for kids and families.
Two focus projects were the result of in-depth research and ongoing exchange with the region. Yumi Danis (We Dance) presents the vitality and complexity of performance in the cultures of some of our nearest neighbours: Papua, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India looked at the breadth and vibrancy of Indigenous and vernacular art from regions of India. Also featured were site-specific installations by artists from UAE/Iran, India, South Korea, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.
Many works were acquired from APT8 for the QAGOMA Collection; see the list here.