This indispensable guide to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s 2019–20 blockbuster exhibition ‘Water’ explores the precious element in all its states, and reflects on the challenges posed to water resources by climate change, through contemporary artworks from across the globe.
Artists and artworks include Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed 2014, a stream relocated to the ground floor of GOMA; Cai Guo-Qiang’s celebrated Heritage 2013; William Forsythe’s The Fact of the Matter 2009; Angela Tiatia’s performance video Holding On 2015; Peter Dombrovskis’s photographs of the Tasmanian wilderness; and Judy Watson’s expression of the Brisbane River’s long cultural traditions.
In addition to informative short texts on each of the artists featured, the publication includes an introductory text by exhibition curator Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow; Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith on water’s role in evolution and the beginning of life on Earth; Professor Don Henry AM on the life-giving force of water; and excerpts from Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria (2006) and article addressing the effects of climate change on Australia’s water resources originally published by the Guardian in 2018.
This publication has been printed in Brisbane on FSC® Mix Certified paper, which ensures that all virgin pulp is derived from well-managed forests and controlled sources.
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