One of the things I love most about the APT is the incredible diversity within each collection. This year is no exception as the eighth instalment displays work by over 80 artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific including Papua, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, UAE/Iran, India, South Korea, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.
Artworks are presented in a variety of formats, including performance, video, painting and sculpture. There are also numerous workshops, tours and discussions that run in conjunction with the exhibition.
The APT8 has a slightly darker undertone than previous instalments, addressing cultural, social and political themes with emotion and raw honesty. The APT Kids program is also worth a mention – a great way to keep kids occupied during the school holidays.
My picks are Anida Yoeu Ali’s The Buddhist Bug, Into the Night 2015 and Min Thein Sung’s Another Realm (Horses) 2015.
The APT8 is now on at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 10 April 2016. Entry is free.