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Showing items in January 2009.

JAN 29

Len Lye film chosen for prestigious US registry

29 January 2009

A short film by Len Lye is in classic company after being named as one of 25 works selected for the American National Film Registry. Lye's four-minute film Free Radicals has been deemed by the United States Librarian of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, requiring... More »

JAN 28

Liz Allan: How to dress for local conditions

28 January 2009

New Zealand artist Liz Allan presents her new exhibition How to dress for local conditions at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. This exhibition sees the development of a new body of work in which Allan offers a series of projects related to notions of keeping in step, learning the basics, or... More »

JAN 28

Tribute to New Zealand video pioneer Darcy Lange at Ikon Gallery

28 January 2009

The most comprehensive display of Darcy Lange’s Work Studies in Schools has opened at Ikon in Birmingham, UK. Lange (1946-2005), an experimental New Zealand video artist, had his first solo exhibition at Ikon in 1971, marking the beginning of an association with Birmingham that was to foster some... More »

JAN 28

Break: Towards a Public Realm

28 January 2009

This summer the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery showcases the latest developments in contemporary art from Aotearoa New Zealand in Break: Towards a Public Realm. Curated by Melanie Oliver, Towards a Public Realm is the fourth instalment of Break – an acclaimed series of Govett-Brewster biannual... More »

JAN 28

Len Lye makes a welcome return to the Govett-Brewster

28 January 2009

The work of Len Lye makes a welcome return to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery this summer with the exhibition Len Lye: Chronosome from 6 December 2008 to 16 March 2009. Curated by Tyler Cann, Chronosome features some of Lye’s first and last works, Lye’s first animated film Tusalava, a mythological... More »

JAN 28

Private collections go public in Lee Mingwei’s Living Room Project

28 January 2009

Lee Mingwei, a leading artist on the international stage, presents Uncommon Senses at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. For over a decade, Lee has played a pivotal role in expanding the terrain of what might be called ‘invitational aesthetics’ through his generous people-to-people participatory... More »

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