Art and the Asia Pacific: APT7 arrives at QAGOMA.
Just before Christmas I attended the opening weekend of APT7: The 7th Asia Pacific Triennal of Contemporary Art with my friends Brooke and Jonathan. We were introduced to Indonesian Art collective Tromarama, the intricate carvings of the Kwoma people from PNG and much later, danced to the sounds of Syrian DJ Omar Souleyman. After leaving the visually intoxicating surrounds of the exhibition, I contacted local cultural advocate Thea Basiliou of Blonde Venus acclaim to hear her thoughts on the art and fashion divide. The results have just been published via Vogue.com, however I will also share the full interview in the coming days. Enjoy!
Image: PARAMODEL, EST. 2001, JAPAN | PARAMODELIC – GRAFFITI (INSTALLATION VIEW) 2010 | INSTALLATION VIEW, OTANI MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, NISHINOMIYA CITY, JAPAN, 2010 | PHOTOGRAPH: © PARAMODEL