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Creative NZ Plans Independent Review Of Venice

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Date: 22 June 2005

Creative NZ Plans Independent Review Of Venice

Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Elizabeth Kerr has confirmed an independent reviewer will be appointed to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand's representation at the Venice Biennale in 2001, 03 and 05.

"The Arts Council committed in 2001 to investing $1.5 million in three attendances at the Venice Biennale, and then undertaking a review. It has always been the Council's expectation that the review would be conducted by an external, independent reviewer."

"The terms of reference have not yet been finalised but I anticipate that the review will look at all aspects of our participation, including the current New Zealand media debate over access to members of the artist collective as well as the rest of the team.

"I am firmly of the view that Venice 2005 has been an artistic and marketing success on the international stage and the whole team has performed beyond our expectations. There has been some intelligent and thoughtful coverage of the project in New Zealand that has enabled New Zealanders to understand what is being presented in Venice, although some media have focussed on issues other than the art and its international reception."

"I acknowledge there is a range of opinion and I look forward to an independent assessment in due course."

Elizabeth Kerr says the review will not be completed until after the Venice Biennale 2005 closes, in November. The Arts Council will consider the review and future international strategies in 2006.


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