artists & participants

Adel Abdessemed Ah Xian Ai WeiweiFrancis AlysArmando Andrade TudelaBrook Andrew Art ProjectThe Atlas GroupRichard BellPierre BismuthJorge Mendez BlakeFrederic Bruly BouabreCeleste Boursier-MougenotMartin BoyceCandice BreitzOlaf BreuningDinos ChapmanJake & Dinos ChapmanClaude CloskyNigel CookeJustine CooperMartin CreedThomas DemandNathalie DjurbergLatifa EchakhchOlafur EliassonTracey EminLeandro ErlichKota EzawaSpencer FinchParastou ForouharAndrea FraserSally GaboriShaun GladwellKatharina GrosseFiona HallRomuald HazoumeBill HensonDamien HirstCarsten HöllerEmily JacirIsaac JulienWilliam KentridgeBharti KherAnastasia KloseYvonne KoolmatrieSusanne Kriemann Kuang-Yu TsuiYayoi Kusama Lee MingweiRyan McGinleyAlmagul MenlibaevaAernout MikTracey MoffattCallum MortonArlo MountfordMoataz NasrRivane NeuenschwanderChris OfiliJulian OpieGabriel OrozcoFiona PardingtonJune Bum ParkCampbell PattersonPaola PiviJohn PuleTobias PutrihMarc QuinnWalid RaadRashid RanaRobin RhodeThomas RuffEd RuschaTony SchwensenMonir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianYinka ShonibareJana SterbakBeat Streuli SuperflexRicky SwallowMitra TabrizianPascale Marthine Tayou Thukral & TagraGuy TillimRirkrit TiravanijaThe Tissue CultureRyan TrecartinSharif WakedKara Walker Wang QingsongLouise Weaver Xu Zhen Yang Fudong Zhou XiaohuArtur Zmijewski 

press release

'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' encompasses an exhibition, publication, blog and a series of public programs that explore the art of the past ten years. Marking the end of the first decade of the new millennium, the project will examine current directions in art practice and also reflect on the conditions for art and exhibition making in the 21st Century. The exhibition includes over 200 works by more than 120 senior and emerging artists from over 45 countries, with most of the work drawn from the Queensland Art Gallery's own collection.

The Queensland Art Gallery has forged new territory in contemporary art over the past 20 years with its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) exhibition series, Children's Art Centre, Australian Cinemathèque and Asian and Pacific collections. '21st Century' signals a new commitment to be truly international across its contemporary art collection. The exhibition highlights the Gallery's acquisitions over the past decade with works from Australia, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North, South and Central America alongside a series of ambitious commissions, key loans and interactive works for children.

www.21cblog.com is an expanded platform and online source book that gathers reference material, artist contributions and contextual information on works and projects included in the exhibition, complemented by a forthcoming series of feature contributions by curators, writers and artists. Guest contributors from December 2010 to April 2011 include: Negar Azimi, Mark Fisher, Marina Fokidis, Andrew Frost, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Ghassan Hage, Barbad Golshiri, Jens Hoffman, Ranjit Hoskote, Rose Issa, Lisette Lagnado, Marcia Langton, Angela Ndalianis, Andrew Maerkle, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Adriano Pedrosa, Michael Smith and Tom Vanderbilt.

21st Century: Art in the First Decade

Künstler: Adel Abdessemed, Ah Xian, Ai Weiwei, Tony Albert, Francis Alÿs, Armando Andrade Tudela, Brook Andrew, The Atlas Group / Walid Ra´ad, Jack Bell, Richard Bell, Pierre Bismuth, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, Martin Boyce, Candice Breitz, Olaf Breuning, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Claude Closky, Nigel Cooke, Justine Cooper, Martin Creed, Decolonizing Architecture Institute&nbs;, Thomas Demand, Nathalie Djurberg, Latifa Echakhch, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Leandro Erlich, Kota Ezawa, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Spencer Finch, Parastou Forouhar, Andrea Fraser, Sally Gabori, Sally Garrimarra, Shaun Gladwell, Katharina Grosse, Fiona Hall, Romuald Hazoume, Bill Henson, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, Hu Yang, Emily Jacir, Lorna Jin-Gubarangunyja, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Bharti Kher, Anastasia Klose, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Craig Koomeeta, Susanne Kriemann, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Mingwei, Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha (Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat Amy Loogatha, Sally Gabori, Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Dawn Naranatjil), Shirley Malgarrich, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, David Marpoondin, Ryan McGinley, Jorge Mendez Blake, Almagul Menlibaeva, Aernout Mik, Tracey Moffatt, Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Callum Morton, Arlo Mountford, Mary Nalmakarra, Garry Namponan, Leigh Namponan, Wirrngajingathi Bijarrb Dawn Naranatjil, Moataz Nasr, Rivane Neuenschwander, Chris Ofili, Julian Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Arthur Koo-Ekka Pambegan Jr, Fiona Pardington, June Bum Park, Campbell Patterson, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Paola Pivi, John Pule, Tobias Putrih, Marc Quinn, Rashid Rana, Robin Rhode, David Rosetzky, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Tony Schwensen, Yinka Shonibare, Southern Ladies Animation Group (Slag), Jana Sterbak , Beat Streuli, Superflex (Rasmus Nielsen, Jakob Fenger & Bjornstjerne Christiansen), Ricky Swallow, Mitra Tabrizian, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Thukral & Tagra, Guy Tillim, Rirkrit Tiravanija, The Tissue Culture And Art Project, Ryan Trecartin, Kuang-Yu Tsui, Unknown Artists, Sharif Waked, Kara Walker, Wang Qingsong, Louise Weaver, Keith Wikmunea, Agnes Wilinggirra, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Roderick Yunkaporta, Zhou Xiaohu, Artur Zmijewski