The Queensland Art Gallery is hosting the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial until 5th April 2010.
Those unable to attend the gallery can view part of the exhibition on the gallery's virtual tour.
I am never disappointed by the art and activities associated with the exhibition. Amidst the amazing work of over a hundred artists one piece was definitely a stand out for me:
Kohei Nawa's PixCell-Elk#2 2009, comprising of a taxidermied elk, glass, acrylic, crystal beads.
PixCell - ...... (Beads) By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by "a husk of light", and the new vision "the cell of an image" (PixCell) is shown. Most of the motifs, like stuffed animals are found through the internet. I search some auction sites and choose from the images which appear on a monitor as pixel. However, the stuffed animals which actually have been purchased and sent have real flesh feel and smell, and have a discrepancy with images on the monitor. I then transpose them to PixCell in turn. - Kohei Nawa