11 February – 24 April 2005
Special Exhibitions Gallery and BHP Community Trust Gallery
'seeking TRANSCENDENCE' was the signature event for the Perth International Arts Festival 2005 in collaboration with AGWA, guest curator John Stringer, together with the Perth-based Kerry Stokes Collection. It featured five renowned international historical and contemporary artists, including: Edvard Munch, Mark Rothko, Wolfgang Laib, Robert Irwin, and Ann Hamilton. The show brought to the Festival audience a series of absorbing contemplative experiences. It incorporated a range of media and demonstrated outstanding creative expression. The exhibition focussed upon the concept of transformation and transcendence; the overarching PIAF theme for 2005.
A rich programme of music, performance and discussions in the Art Gallery of Western Australia complemented the exhibition throughout the three weeks of the Festival.