THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART – TAASA Review December 2018
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This article was originally found in the December 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 4, Page 4).
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Tarun Nagesh T wenty five years after the inauguration of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, the exhibition’s ninth edition presents works from a region that continues to change as art centres shift and new platforms evolve.
Drawn from this expansive region, APT9 features over 80 artists and groups, and is imbued with a multiplicity of art practices while creating dialogues between contexts.
Certain themes — such as relationships to the natural world, the intangible value implicit in textile and weaving practices, histories of non-Western conceptualism, and contemporary expressions of spirituality — resonate between art forms drawn from different locations, while the diversity of artists also provides unique insights into regional relationships and the socio-political situations that are affecting the world today. Floating 2017, Idas Losin, b...