'Air', curated by Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow showcases immersive and large-scale works by leading international and Australian artists exploring the cultural, ecological and political dimensions of air.
When artists address the global issues confronting us today, they have the power to change the world - by changing the way we look at it.
Chris Saines CNZM, Director QAGOMA
Presented across the entire ground floor of GOMA, the exhibition will be a journey through this invisible, ethereal and vital element, reflecting on awareness of our shared atmosphere as life-giving, potentially dangerous and rapidly warming.
'Air' features Collection favourites including Ron Mueck's monumental human sculpture In bed, Anthony McCall's solid-light installation Crossing and Jonathan Jones' lyrical evocation of wind, breath and bird call, untitled (giran).
Tomás Saraceno's floating work Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms anchors the exhibition with a sequence of 13 large suspended spheres, partly mirrored and partly transparent, with some remaining still and others in subtle vertical motion.
Jananne Al-Ani / Carlos Amorales / Oliver Beer / Dora Budor / Tacita Dean / Max Dupain / Peter Fischli and David Weiss / d Harding with Hayley Matthew / Mona Hatoum / Nancy Holt / Jonathan Jones with Uncle Stan Grant Snr / Ali Kazim / Anthony McCall / Lee Mingwei / Rachel Mounsey / Ron Mueck / Rei Naito / Albert Namatjira / Jamie North / Charles Page / Katie Paterson / Rosslynd Piggott / Patrick Pound / Lloyd Rees / Tomás Saraceno / Yhonnie Scarce / Wolfgang Sievers / Thu Van Tran / Jemima Wyman.
Text Courtesy of QAGOMA, Australia