Here are some of my favourite exhibits from APT6...
Escape! For a Dream Land
Thukral and Sumir Tagra Collaboration
This exhibit's concept looks at the Punjab dream of a better life in the likes of Australia, The United States or England with the actual reality being quite different.
For me this installation piece was one of my favourite exhibits overall. It goes to show you can use an aesthetically pleasing setup to address important subject matter.
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
I was not surprised to learn that Farmanfarmaian had been a fashion illustrator for deparment stores early in her career as the first thing this reminded me of was intricate sequin/beadwork in a dress.
Shabazi's concept looks at "cultural translation and displacement" while adopting a painterly look from 17th century Europe.
And finally GoMA always provides fabulous activities and spaces for the kids which is why this would make a great school holiday day out...though I do tend to leave there with higher stress levels than on entering!!
P.S. Let's all have an abundance filled 2010...HAPPY NEW YEAR