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AI Weiwei; Painted vases

The vast majority of China's surviving Neolithic earthenware comprises funerary urns and grave goods: their long interment accounting for their remarkable state of preservation. Decorated earthenware…

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"Robin Rhode, Promenade, 2008

Born in Cape Town, Robin Rhode was raised in Johannesburg where he also attended art school and held his first exhibitions. His practice emerged in response to the physical and psychological…

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AFFANDI, Self portrait in Kusamba Beach

One of Indonesia’s most celebrated modern artists, Affandi eschewed the conventional figurative painting style that dominated the Sukarno era (1945–65) in favour of a more expressionist approach,…

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AH XIAN; Human human - landscape carved lacquer bust no.5

In Human human - landscape carved lacquer bust 5, the surface design appears to overtake the form of the bust, reminiscent of peeled flesh exposing the tissue beneath. The slumbering face has released…

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AI Weiwei, Pillar through round table

Since 2000, Ai Weiwei has sourced materials from the sites of demolished historical buildings, reusing timber pillars, beams and doors to create monumental works such as Pillar through round table.…

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AI Weiwei; Feet

It has often been observed that Ai Weiwei's absurdist constructions reflect a Dadaist sensibility. Certainly a wry Duchampian wit pervades his practice but many of the materials employed are anything…

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ALI, Khadim; Untitled (from 'Rustam-e-pardar (Rustam with wings...

Khadim Ali's ‘Rustam-e-pardar (Rustam with wings)’ series explores the practice of storytelling and the relationships between myth and memory. In the series, Ali refers to the Taliban's controversial…

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ANDREW, Brook; The Island V

Brook Andrew, a younger generation urban Aboriginal artist based in Sydney, is from the Wiradjuri language group, whose traditional lands encompass a large part of central and southern New South…

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Anthony van Dyck, Marchese Filippo Spinola (Filippo Spinola, Second Marquis of Los Balbases), c.1622–27

While the Catholic Church remained the dominant authority during the Baroque period in Europe, from the late sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century, power and privilege also distinctly…

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ANUSAPATI, The journey no. 4 & Object no. 6

Having trained in both Yogyakarta and New York, Anusapati draws on both Javanese and Western conceptions of sculpture. He maintains a strong ecological sensibility, preferring to craft his works from…

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AY-O; Purple night

Ay-O's work, Purple night (from 'An anthology of shunga' portfolio), shows his characteristic use of the rainbow. He has used this device since 1964 and it is suggestive not only of the changes that…

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BARTANA, Yael; The Missing Negatives of the Sonnenfeld Collection

Yael Bartana uses photography and video to explore Jewish identity. Born in Afular, Israel, in 1970, to whom she describes as very Zionist parents,(1) Bartana characterises herself as an ‘artist from…

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BOONMA, Montien, Salas for the mind

Salas for the mind combines Montien Boonma’s interest in artistic developments – performance, environmental art and the Italian Arte Povera movement – with his personal exploration of meditative…

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BOONMA, Montien; Salas for the mind

During the mid-1990s Montien Boonma made an important series of sculptures, including Salas for the mind. Salas for the mind, which deals with the relationships between healing and meditation, is a…

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BOONMA, Montien; Trio

During the 1990s Montien Boonma became increasingly interested in vessels and alms bowls as stimulants to mystic experience. The drawing Trio depicts three individual vessels that fill the picture…

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BOURSIER-MOUGENOT, Celeste; from here to ear (v.13)

Prior to his career as an artist, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot composed music and, between 1985 and 1994, was the principal composer for Pascal Rambert’s Side One Posthume Théâtre. In discussing his move…

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BREITZ, Candice; King (a portrait of Michael Jackson)

Candice Breitz's work was first seen in Australia when her video portraits of Annie Lennox and Whitney Houston were being exhibited in 'Video Hits: Art & Music Video' at the Queensland Art Gallery…

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CABRERA, Ben, Escape artist I & Escape artist II

Ben Cabrera, better known as Bencab, is highly regarded for both his expressionist approach to Social Realism and as one of the founders of the influential Baguio Arts Guild (in 1987). The politically…

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CAI Guo-Qiang; Dragon or Rainbow Serpent

Cai Guo-Qiang's gunpowder project for the 'Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1996 was to be one of the most ambitious site-specific art projects…

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CHIN, Sharon, From ‘Weeds/Rumpai Series II’

For ‘Weeds/Rumpai’, Sharon Chin collected the political party flags that were hung on trees, lampposts and street signs in her hometown of Port Dickson, Malaysia, prior to a 2012 national election,…

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CHRISTANTO, Dadang; For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing)...

Dadang Christanto studied at the Indonesian Art College in Yogyakarta, graduating in 1978. In Indonesia the 1970s was a decade marked by large-scale student protests and political activism. The Art…

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CHRISTANTO, Dadang; Manusia tanah (The earth human)

The work Manusia tanah (The earth human) was included in Dadang Christanto's solo exhibition in Yogyakarta in 1997. The show included a series of works of lone heads as well as a group of seven large…

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CLARK, Tony; Putto David

Tony Clark based Putto David on a sketch by Raphael of Michelangelo's famous sculpture, David 1501-04. The practice of sketching from the works of other artists was an integral part of an art…

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Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen, Portrait of a lady, half length, in a red and white dress with blue bows, c.1640

As is the case with many portraits from the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter is difficult as supporting provenance and documentation for paintings from the period is unavailable in more…

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COTTON, Shane; Red Shift

The painting Red Shift includes a rock cliff face alongside which birds soar or are sucked into a dark vortex, the sheer presence of this vertiginous work is disquietingly powerful and affecting. The…

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COYLE, Matt, Worry doll series

Hobart-based graphic novelist Matt Coyle is definitely not afraid of confronting life's darker side. In fact, he taps into some sort of demented collective unconscious to create the twisted narratives…

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CREED, Martin; Work no. 189

British artist Martin Creed's pared-back approach to making art — adapting everyday situations or objects — reflects many of the ideas underpinning the collection of Fluxus multiples and works gifted…

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DEGAS, Edgar; Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit,...

The Gallery was honoured with a gift from the estate Margaret Olley, AM, in 2012 - a superb sculpture by Edgar Degas titled Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit (Dancer looking at the sole…

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DEMAND, Thomas; Landing

Landing is a major work by German artist Thomas Demand, a pioneering figure in contemporary photography, that was first displayed at the artist's 2007 survey exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern…

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DUAN, Jianyu, Sharp, sharp, smart no.4

Duan Jianyu’s large-scale paintings present incongruous scenarios that draw on a range of sources from Western art history, classical Chinese painting, and imagery of traditional rural life. She…

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