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"The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 1999 (APT3)"
1999-09-09 until 2000-01-26
Queensland Art Gallery
South Brisbane, ,
The 'Third Asia-Pacific Triennial' (APT3) explores the theme
Beyond the Future. More than seventy- five artists from Asia
and the Pacific have been selected through an extensive
process of consultation and co-curatorship between Australian
and international curators. APT3 reveals contemporary art of
the region to be dynamic and evolving: a product of diverse
traditions, histories and cultural encounters, continuing
cross-cultural influences, and recent economic, technological
and information changes.
The Asia-Pacific Triennial aims to enhance cultural awareness and understanding of the
contemporary art of the Asia-Pacific region. The Triennial is now established as a significant
recurring international art event and an important site for the exhibition, research and collection of
the art of Asia and the Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Triennial is more than a contemporary art exhibition; it includes conferences,
publications, extensive visitor and education programs, performances, documentary films,
research and online programs.
'Beyond the Future' is the central theme for APT3 - a pivot around which ideas, artworks and
discussions revolve. 'Tradition and Change' was the title for the First APT conference while the
Second APT focused on the theme 'Present Encounters'. APT3 continues and extends these
Artists and Artworks
More than 75 artists from 20 countries and regions will participate in APT3. Artists included are
from Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand,
Singapore, Vietnam, India, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Australia. The
Gallery is pleased to announce that for APT3, artists from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Wallis and Futuna
Islands and Niue will participate in the Triennial for the first time. Artworks will cover a wide range of
media including photography, video, CD-ROM, Internet, painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture,
installation and performance. Many works in the exhibition will offer extensive opportunities for