SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2017


This article was originally found in the December 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 4, Page 30).

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China and the World 2 December – June 2018 Art Gallery of South Australia This exhibition, across four display spaces, will present Chinese art from the AGSA collection together with local loans exploring Chinese art’s impact on Southeast Asia, Islam and Europe. VICTORIA Spirit and Memory 25 August ­ February 2018 NGV Australia Akio Makigawa (1948 ­ 1999) is remembered for his contemplative Zen-like works constructed from primary materials, including stone, steel and wood.

One of the defining characteristics of his art is a balance between physicality and inner tranquillity. Makigawa’s work is held in major public and private collections throughout Australia, and examples of his public commissions can be seen in prominent civic locations in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory, installed in the foyer galleries of NGV Australia, has been developed in close collaboration with the late artist’s partner, prominent jeweller Carlier Makigawa. Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s 16 September 2017 ­ 12 August 2018 QAG Faith and science in the time of AIDS, apologies to Dr Jose Rizal 1996-97 (detail), Santiago Bose...