Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

More Than 58,000 Visitors To NZ Exhibition At Veni


More Than 58,000 Visitors To NZ Exhibition At Venice Biennale

More than 58,000 people visit New Zealand exhibition at Venice Biennale 2003

By the time the New Zealand exhibition at the 50th Venice Biennale closed on 2 November, 58,375 people had seen the exhibition.

In 2001, approximately 22,000 people visited the New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

"We're delighted at the huge increase in attendance numbers this year," says Elizabeth Kerr, Chief Executive of Creative New Zealand. "We believe these increased numbers this year are a testament to the interest in Michael Stevenson's work, the fascinating venue we had this year and increasing global awareness of New Zealand art."

The Venice Biennale is the most prestigious event on the international arts calendar. In 2003, New Zealand was represented by Michael Stevenson's This is the Trekka, an installation that unpacks the story of the intrepid Trekka, hailed as New Zealand's only homegrown automobile, and presents a big-picture view of New Zealand industry and culture in the Cold War period.

The exhibition, presented in the 18th century church La Maddalena, was widely appreciated by a range of international visitors, including many from the visual arts world such as Frieze Magazine, Time, Art Monthly Australia, the Royal Academy Magazine and Art Forum.

Lady Pippa Blake was "thrilled" by the exhibition while New Zealanders who visited described it as "unforgettable" and "brilliant". Other comments by visitors from Germany, Australia and Italy included: "fascinating, complex work"; "interesting, especially in this location"; and "so amazing, after all the repetitive art in Italy".

The New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2003 was presented by Creative New Zealand in partnership with the City Gallery Wellington.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Off The Hidden Path - Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and arhcitecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland