Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Festival goers to be treated for ‘Art Anxiety’

Festival goers to be treated for ‘Art Anxiety’ at City Gallery Wellington

Jason Maling: The Physican

March 1st

During the NZ Festival, City Gallery is aware that many people will be suffering from ‘Art Anxiety', or what has come to be known as KUNST ANGST. In response to this, City Gallery has called on the help of Melbourne based, Wellington artist Jason Maling aka The Physician to provide refuge and to address a range of cultural maladies, including ‘Metaphobia’ and ‘Generalised Indifference Disorder’.

Maling is returning to Wellington to offer a unique one-on-one programme of personalised rituals for all ages aimed at clearing unwanted contemporary anxieties.

“Anxiety is the disease of the 21st Century - if you haven’t got any, there’s probably something wrong with you” says Maling, “I work at the coal-face of modern gallery malaise. Listening, talking, treating, transmuting, retooling.”

The Physician will be seeing patients from 1 encounter him doing his rounds throughout the gallery during his residency.

Appointments to see The Physician can be made by visiting www.ThePhysician.info or calling the Kunst Angst Helpline on 04 801 3021

About Jason Maling

Jason Maling is a Wellington artist whose work explores individual and collective expressions of play through processes of public invitation, exchange and negotiation. Situated somewhere between comedy and critique, his projects happen where they need to and use what they must, combining people, live performance, graphic design, text, and object making.

Maling’s recent forays into clinical practice are born of a fascination with the theatre of medicine - the myth of the artist and the things we are willing to do in-between. He claims to have absolutely no medical training beyond once practicing mouth to mouth on a latex dummy in standard 4 PE class and being able to apply a Band-Aid without letting the sticky bits touch each other.

Jason Maling: The Physican

– 12th

March 2014

City Gallery WellingtonFree Entry

CityGallery.org.nz

– 12th
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news