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Friday, April 18, 2014

GO GO GO GoMA

I am sorry to be missing my blog friends post. I am still on the go, fixing up old posts by replacing photos so that the posts can be printed into a book. It is tedious, boring work. Anyway I had a break last Monday and we went to GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art). We went with our camera club and met hundreds of children there because it is school term break at the moment.
The Asia Pacific Triennial Exhibition is on at the moment and the most popular installation is "Falling Back to Earth" by Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Quang.It is made up of 4 installations ; "Heritage," "Eucalyptus," "Tea Pavillion" and "Head On."
Here is a glimpse of some:
 'Heritage' is 99 animals from around the world gathered to drink from a single waterhole. It symbolises a 'perfect paradise'. It is very quiet and calming in this room. The animals are standing on sand.


 Reflection



'Head On' is made up of 99 wolves hurling themselves into the air, only to hit a glass wall and fall to the ground and then they return to the beginning. It forms a vertical loop of animals as compared to 'Heritage' which is a horizontal ring of animals. It was originally made for Germany's Guggenheim Gallery. This piece represents Berlin's turbulent history. The Glass wall represents the Berlin Wall.




32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Diane, I would love to visit this museum and see the exhibits.. They are awesome, thanks for sharing..Have a happy weekend!

biebkriebels said...

This is a very impressive exhibition with a message.Thanks for showing.

whiteangel said...

That is a wonderful museum by your photos.
When all done, it will be worth it :)

Cynthia said...

I love this exhibit., the art and the message. Nice photos, too.

Sandra said...

i love that first shot with the animals drinking, i would have to by pass the wolves, can't stand looking at it in the photos...painful to me...but the rest of it i would love

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my. the 2nd exhibit is startling compared to the peace in the first.

What Karen Sees said...

WOW, what a visually stunning exhibition this is, and you have captured it beautifully.

P.S Tell me some specifics of the problems you are having with your macro and I'll see if I have any ideas for you.

Betsy Adams said...

Those exhibits are amazing, Diane. I am stuck on the first one showing all of the animals drinking together in a common waterhole... Reminded me of PEOPLE.. Wonder if we will ever accept each other and get along ---and can form that perfect 'paradise'? Wouldn't that be fantastic??? (I can hope, can't I? ha)

Have you all heard of or seen Anthony Warlow in concert there? He's an Aussie --and has one of the best voices I have EVER heard. He's a musical theater/opera-type guy... AMAZING voice.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

These two exhibits are fantastic. I especially like the Heritage presentation.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful exhibit -- thank you for sharing!! Admire the work you're doing on your book .... sounds like the kind of thing you'd need a break from sometimes, that's for sure.

RoeH said...

I WANT TO SEE THAT!!! REally bad. :)

yevisha said...

the exhibition must be amazing in person. the photos are great. i love the animals at the pool. it's nice to take a break from work and very necessary

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Oh my goodness what amazing pictures you have shared here today

Gosia said...

Diane, Heritage is perfect I have never seen such beautiful picture.

callie brady said...

How exciting that you are putting together a book. Going through photos is such hard work. Glad you had a chance to take some time off and thanks for sharing these great photos.

Stewart M said...

They are great looking installations - I like them.

The waterhole looks great.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jim said...

Amazing

Gattina said...

I am doing the same, correcting old posts and replacing pictures if necessary, I only do it when I have time and lately I haven't continued at all ! I also want to have it printed into a book.
This Exhibition is just unbelievable, must have been so interesting to see !

Alicia Cook said...

I am sorry I missed the visit to GOMA with the camera club. After seeing your wonderful pictures I intend going on Wednesday. Glad to read that these pieces have been purchased and will now call Queensland home.

DeniseinVA said...

I've been wanting to put things in a book too Diane but haven't made the jump yet. One of these days as I have been reading Debbie's blog (It's All About Purple) and a few posts back she had done the same thing, in fact had printed many books from her blog which I found very encouraging. And so I shall be very interested in yours when you get it all done. Lovely post here, that exhibition is very impressive. Have a great week ahead and a Happy Sunday to you :)

Susan said...

I loved seeing the 'Heritage' installation especially. Those reflections are beautiful too :D)

Carol-Ann said...

Wow some gorgeous shots there Mum, especially love the reflection one! It's an interesting exhibition- we really enjoyed it too. X

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Taking a break from tedious projects is always a good thing to do. Your time off looked like a fantastic adventure. Many of the modern art museums I have visited have contained paintings and I much preferred these exhibits and the messages behind them. Enjoy your weekend.

Betty Manousos said...

very impressive post, disne.

i loved those amazing photos.

happy easter!!
xx

Joan Elizabeth said...

I really love your visits to the GoMA you do such a great job of both the photography and reportage.

Rhodesia said...

Wow I would love to see that exhibition. Particularly love the first shot. Keep well Diane

Sara said...

That is really unusual! I wish you well with your book; that is a lot of work rescanning photos and reposting them but it will be wonderful when you have it in book form.

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Jeanne said...

This looks like such alovely place, and that water hole is just very interesting.

Linley S said...

Such an impressive exhibition Diane. Good luck with the book.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how I hope this exhibition comes to Perth, it looks incredible Diane.

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