SOUL UNDER THE MOON 2002, YAYOI KUSAMA, JAPAN. MIRRORS, ULTRA VIOLET LIGHTS, WATER, PLASTIC, NYLON THREAD, TIMBER, SYNTHETIC POLYMER PAINT. 340 X 712.1 X 600CM (INSTALLED). THE KENNETH MYER & YASUKO MYER COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART. QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY – TAASA Review March 2013
(a building and philosophy which demanded increased attention to the art of recent times, and congruently APT) but also to policy alterations in collection and curatorial briefs.
For instance, the traditional curatorial framework that was once structured according to media specialty (such as works on paper, painting and sculpture) has been displaced to acknowledge the cross-disciplinary nature of art today and to accommodate new program initiatives, not least that of "screen culture".
With a comparatively small State collection in Australian terms, it made sense to formulate new curatorial positions based on School, following geographical parameters, accompanied by timeframes according to the "historical" and "contemporary"...