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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

By Doug Hall

Looking back at the genesis of the Asia Pacific Triennial

Installation view of the 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, showing

 LEE UFAN, Relatum, 2002, welded-iron plates, stones, dimensions variable. Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery. 

Courtesy Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. 

When the Queensland Art Gallery decided to use works produced for the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) as the basis for developing a collection of contemporary Asian and Pacific art, it…

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