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[exhibition review]

AUSTRALIA

Fizzle

The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial

Hannah Fink


KIM SOO-JA, A Laundry Woman, 1999, traditional Korean used bedcovers and clothes, wooden pegs, wire rope, dimensions variable, collection the artist.

It's a cheap joke, but one could safely say that had anything gone seriously wrong with Cai Guo Qiang's explosive installation on the opening night of the Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3), most of the contemporary Asian art community and the entire Australian art world would have vanished in one big bang. Thousands of artists, curators, writers and fellow…

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