SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review September 2019


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No God but God: The art of Islam To 2 Feb 2020 Art Gallery of South Australia Encompassing Islamic art from Morocco to Australia, this exhibition includes works from the 9th century to the contemporary era.

Among them are some of the earliest works of Islamic art to enter the collection, from a bequest by Sir Samuel Way in 1916, to the most recent Portrait of Emperor Akbar. VICTORIA Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality To 13 October 2019 National Gallery of Victoria Features treasures from the Qin dynasty (221 ­ 207 BCE) as well as priceless gold, jade and bronze artefacts dating from the Zhou dynasty (1050 ­ 256 BCE) through to the Han dynasty (206 BCE ­ 220 CE).

Presented in parallel, Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape sees this contemporary artist create all new artworks, inspired by his home country’s culture and its enduring philosophical traditions, including a monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds. A Fairy Tale in Red Times To 6 October 2019 National Gallery of Victoria These works from the White Rabbit Collection feature 27 Chinese artists, an exciting collaboration between the NGV and arts patron and philanthropist Judith Neilson on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney. QUEENSLAND A Fleeting Bloom: Japanese Art from the Collection To 29 September 2019 QAGOMA Magnificent folded screens, ceramics, photography and paintings capture moments of distinct and transient beauty through seasonal aspects of nature, the passages of history and the philosophies of transcendence and impermanence that underpin forms of Buddhist art. ...