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a world view: the tim fairfax gift

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
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a world view: the tim fairfax gift

‘A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift’ celebrates a decade of artworks acquired through the support of a single generous benefactor. Tim Fairfax’s extraordinary commitment has brought major works by leading international artists into Queensland’s Collection, for visitors to enjoy now and into the future. Movement is at the centre of this exhibition: the movement of our own bodies dramatically framed by Tomás Saraceno’s majestic webbed spheres, or reflected in the sublime geometry of Timo Nasseri’s refracted universe. We are invited to move in Uche OkpaIroha’s dynamic studies of light and shadow, to dance to Michael Jackson in the work of Candice Breitz, and be mesmerised by Julian Opie’s passing parade of humanity. These works invite a multi-layered perspective of the world, asking us to embrace detailed insights into the lives of others, just as we enjoy passing through abstracted spaces modelling cosmos and community.

‘A World View’ will be presented at GOMA in two chapters over ten months and will include visitor-favourite artworks such as Timo Nasseri’s highly polished, sublime sculpture Epistrophy VI 2012, Zilvinas Kempinas’s mesmerising video tape installation Columns 2012, Michael Sailstorfer’s ominous overhanging Wolken (Clouds) 2010 and Candice Breitz’s King (a portrait of Michael Jackson) 2008.

gh dark, haze-filled spaces. This experiential work encourages visitors to step into shafts of intersecting light and be encompassed by the sounds of breaking waves.