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BRISBANE

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

JOYCE HOOverexposed Memory, 2015.

Still from single-channel video installation: 4 min 47 sec.

Courtesy the artist and TKG+, Taipei/Beijing.

As I wandered recently through a major Western art museum, a creeping numbness set in. After yet another eyeful of paintings by the usual, male, blue-chip names, I put my finger on it: I was over it. The predictability. The patriarchal dominance. The glum reverence of visitors as they stumble, glassy-eyed, through glorified trophy cabinets…

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