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[exhibition review]


Duplicitous Dialogue

The Asia-Pacific Triennial 1993-99

Melissa Chiu

SHIGEAKI IWAI, Dialogue, 1996-99, installation, video projections, table, chairs, sound, dimensions variable, collection the artist.

Dialogue, 1996-99, the work of Japanese artist Shigeaki Iwai in the Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3) at Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) in 1999 consists of video projections of people from different countries attempting to communicate with each other in a variety of languages. Although one of the more modest works in the triennial, Iwai's desultory installation reflected some of the problems associated with dialogue…

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