Another Landscape is a three-part exhibition/project that commenced in Japan, developed further in Bombay, and concludes at the IMA. It presents Brisbane artist Judith Wright alongside contemporaries Kaoru Hirabayashi (Japan) and Nalini Malani (India).
Travelling with the exhibition to India, Wright's projections inhale the experience of her contact with different physical and cultural landscapes bringing them back to the body and summoning up the extraordinary effect such experiences have on our senses.
Wright has previously worked with the IMA on numerous projects and publications. These include Fire & Life, an Australian/Indian residency over 1996 & 1997 and Veil and artist monograph published in 1998. For APT3 Wright collaborated with Liza Lim on a video installation for titled Sonorous Bodies.
Hirabayashi also journeys away from the known into different experiences of Japanese language and letters. Combining images, salt, the letters and sounds of kanji and kana her work searches for the spiritual quality and mystery through which words and letters have been able to become so essential to our interactions with the world. Kaoru has participated in Zones of Love - Contemporary Art from Japan which toured Australia in 1991-92. She lives and works in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan.
Punctuating the movement from Hirabayashi to Wright, Malani's work traces the horizon between darkness and light, attempting to devise a visual language which resists rigidity. A way of scripting an encounter with the world that acknowledges its polyvalence and plenitude.
Nalini Malani is presently on a six month artists residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. She participated in APT2 in 1996 and more recently in Private Mythology an exhibition curated by Tatehata Akira in Japan in 1998.
A 44 page colour catalogue is available at the exhibition. Another Landscape has been funded by POLA ARTS FOUNDATION. The IMA would also like to acknowledge Arts Queensland and Fuji Zerox for their assistance with the exhibition. Quotations from catalogue essay by Chuji Suga, Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998
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