SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2011

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Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art Art Gallery of South Australia 18 November – 29 January Presents a spectacular selection of works of art from the collection of AGSA, including many new acquisitions seen for the first time.

The exhibition features 120 works of art, which range in diversity from prehistoric stone sculpture to present day ritual painting, and provides an exciting introduction into the astonishing aesthetic heritage of Southeast Asia. Among the recent major acquisitions exhibited in Beneath the winds is the monumental Burmese Temple bell, unique for its intact bracket depicting Prince Siddartha.

Visitors will also be given the opportunity to glimpse the variety of textile art in the Art Gallery’s collection. The exhibition coincides with the release of the lavishly illustrated publication Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art from AGSA’s collection, available from the Gallery Shop. For a series of related guided tours and floor talks, go to: www.artgallery.sa.gov.au. QUEENSLAND Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) 18 November 2011 ­ 11 March 2012 Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today...