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By Sarah Ward
June 13, 2017

New Alchemists

Take an artistic trip to the future.
By Sarah Ward
June 13, 2017

For the next three months, UQ Art Museum is jumping into the future. Great Scott! So, what does the future of creativity look like? How does contemporary art ponder futuristic technologies? Are today's artists modern-day alchemists? What kid of future-focused thinking can they provoke?

They're just some of the questions New Alchemists will inspire, as well as the obvious: how many times can we utter the word 'future'? Short answer: plenty. Indeed, when it comes to pondering what comes next for humanity, we can't say it enough.

Or paint, sculpt or make a response to the concept, which is what the talented folks displayed in the exhibition have done. Art Orienté Objet, Michaela Gleave, Ian Haig, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr are just some of the names involved, along with Corrie van Sice, Nadege Philippe-Janon, Thomas Thwaites and Lu Yang.

Image: Michaela Gleave, We Are Made Of Stardust, 2011/12, Pine structure, LED's, RGB controllers.

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