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Exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington

Exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington


EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS AT CGW

TECHNO MAORI: MAORI ART IN THE DIGITAL AGE / Until 2 Dec 2001 City Gallery Wellington & Pataka Porirua Museum of arts and cultures This exhibition brings together work by a selection of contemporary Maori artists, expressing the diverse ways in which they are utilising or inspired by digital technology. Presented at CGW and Pataka, with an accompanying CD-ROM.

TOYO ITO: BLURRING ARCHITECTURE / Until 2 Dec Blurring Architecture presents work by revolutionary Japanese architect Toyo Ito who since the mid-1970s has become one of the world's most innovative and influential architects. Animated computer graphics & video-installations give an insight into Ito's work.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN - PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SEX INDUSTRY BY ANS WESTRA / Until 28 Oct Ans Westra is one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers. This series of 38 black and white photographs depicts sex workers in massage parlours, strip-clubs and a brothel as the women wait for clients, dress, socialise or strip.

A TOURIST IN PARADISE LOST: THE ART OF MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH / Until 28 Oct 2001

GALLERY SEVEN (10,000 METRES) - MADDIE LEACH / 6 Oct - 4 Nov Michael Hirschfeld Gallery With this site-specific installation Maddie Leach continues her investigation into spaces which house idleness, moments of leisure which are imbued with silence and stillness. Gallery Seven explores the activity of ice-skating, incorporating life-size video projections of a lone circling ice-skater and sealing off the gallery space to evoke an atmosphere of structured idleness.

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Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

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