INTERNATIONAL – TAASA Review December 2022


This article was originally found in the December 2022 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 31, Issue 4, Page 29).

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Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia 2 December 2022 – 20 August 2023 National Gallery, Singapore Explores the changing roles of photography in Southeast Asia—from its beginnings as a tool of European exploration to the ‘performance’ of studio portraits; from the incomplete realities of war to the rise of fine art; and finally to the memes and selfies that saturate social media today. Clay Dynasty 11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023 Powerhouse Museum Clay Dynasty celebrates studio ceramics in Australia: from the 1960s pioneers who transformed the functional pottery tradition to contemporary ceramic artists who continue to push the medium.

The first major exhibition to chart the astonishing diversity of ceramic practice across Australia, it features more than 400 objects from the Powerhouse’s significant ceramics collection. Storymakers in Contemporary Japanese Art 29 July 2022 – 28 January 2023 Japan Foundation Dives into a world of fantasy and wonder through a selection of works by five contemporary artists from Japan covering a range of media such as videos, paintings and a flip book animation. China – The Past Is Present 14 October 2022 – 20 February 2023 NGV International Spanning five millennia and an array of art forms – including painting, calligraphy, ceramics, metal works, lacquer ware, textiles, furniture, video, posters, photography and mixed media – the exhibition juxtaposes the NGV’s historical and contemporary collections to present a dialogue between the past and the present, revealing surprising cross-temporal connections between subject matter and form.

See pp16-7 in this issue. QUEENSLAND Kin 9 July 2022 – 2 July 2023 Queensland Art Gallery Explores how contemporary artists in Papua New Guinea draw on traditional kinship Tough Job II, Yip Cheong Fun, 1948, gelatin silver print, 35 x 42 cm...