The Way We Eat
3 April 2021 - 2022
Art Gallery of NSW
The Way We Eat brings together works of art related to food. It considers what we eat; how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary wares; cultural exchange, and the ritual and symbolic meanings associated with food. Combining historical treasures with dramatic contemporary artworks, the exhibition is drawn from the Gallery’s extensive Asian art collection and loans from private collections. There was a changeover of some exhibits in early August.
The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)
4 December 2021 – 25 April 2022
The 10th chapter in the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series will include 69 projects with new and recent work by more than 100 emerging and established artists, collectives and filmmakers from more than 30 countries. For its landmark 10th edition, the Asia Pacific Triennial looks to the future of art and the world we inhabit together. The vast majority of the exhibition will consist of newly commissioned works of art developed through sustained engagement with this culturally diverse region.
A Vast Emporium: Artistic exchange and innovation in a global age
From 1 May 2021
Art Gallery of South Australia
The discovery of sea routes that directly connected Europe to the maritime world of Asia enabled the creation of a global trading community. For the first time, Europeans had direct access to luxurious commodities such as lustrous Chinese porcelain, vivid Indian textiles and elegant Japanese lacquer. At cosmopolitan ports in Asia, artists responded to this new age of artistic and cultural exchange to create hybrid works of art using regional techniques which were exported around the world creating the first globally recognized styles. Inversely, the influx of exotic wares adapted to suit the aristocracy of Europe inspired imitation and innovation by European artists.