QLD

Weavers, Wanderers

QAGOMA

1 April - 10 September 2017

Features regional art-forms such as the making of textiles and investigates how these have inspired and fascinated artists and travellers. Drawn from QAGOMA’s South and Southeast Asian collection, the exhibition includes new acquisitions by photographer Jyoti Bhatt, works by Indian artist NN Rimzon, contemporary textiles from India and Laos and colonial-era photographs.

SA

Awakening: Art of Buddhism

Art Gallery of South Australia, Gallery 20-21

2 December 2016 - 1 October 2017

Awakening presents the extraordinary heritage of Buddhist art from India, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan and contemporary Australia. The sculptures, paintings and ritual artefacts in the display testify to the power of religious devotion as a source of inspiration for artists. A feature of the display are works of art narrating the story of the Buddha’s life as well as a set of imposing Chinese images from a private Australian collection never previously displayed in this country.

INTERNATIONAL

Splendors of Korean Art

Metropolitan Museum, New York

10 October 2015 – 17 September 2017

This year-long presentation brings to The Met masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea. The exhibition offers stellar examples of Korean art complemented by highlights from The Met collection. Organised chronologically from the Late Bronze Age to the 21st century, the exhibition conveys the broad framework of Korean art history.

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