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New Exhibition At The Physics Room

New Exhibition At The Physics Room

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble

Clemens Hollerer - site specific wall


Justin Andrews (AUS), John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Helen Calder (NZ), Julian Dashper (NZ), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Billy Gruner (AUS), Andre Hemer (NZ), Clemens Hollerer (A), Andrew Huston (UK/USA), Simon Ingram (NZ), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Klaas Kloosterboer (Nl), Pippa Makgill (NZ), Rossana Martinez (USA), Simon Morris (NZ), Rose Nolan (AUS), Miranda Parkes (NZ), Léopoldine Roux (F/B), Esther Stocker (I), Tilman (D/B), Emmanuelle Villard (F/B), Dan Walsh (USA), Tamara Zahaykevich (USA), Beat Zoderer (CH)
Organized by CCNOA, Brussels
Curated by Tilman
20 August–13 September 2008

Opening preview: Tuesday 19 August 2008, 5.30pm

MY EYES KEEP ME IN TROUBLE is the sixth touring group exhibition organised by CCNOA Brussels, Belgium ( and curated by Brussels-based German artist & curator Tilman.

Premiering in April 2007 at Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL), MY EYES KEEP ME IN TROUBLE was on view at the SCA Gallery, Sydney from June–August 2008, coinciding with the opening weeks of the Biennial of Sydney, and during August and September the selected works will tour to Christchurch. This exciting exhibition will feature the work of a wide range of artists from New Zealand and overseas during its time at The Physics Room.

The artist today lives in a totally visual world and reacts to it, is drawn into it, without this undermining his/her intimate outlook on the world, and often creates a close relationship with the objects/subjects of daily life. MY EYES KEEP ME IN TROUBLE can therefore be perceived as a compilation, a gathering of information, thought, content and context relating to today’s artistic practice in the realm of reductive art.

This curatorial project is not intended as yet another interpretation by yet another curator. The artworks themselves are not to be seen as props underlining a curatorial idea or as commodities launching a new fashion. They speak for themselves triggering and encouraging the actual act of seeing. There will be no explanation or theoretical discourse on the content of the exhibition; instead the viewer entering the space will be given the opportunity to explore the different artworks, their poetry and language, their social space and their specificity.

MY EYES KEEP ME IN TROUBLE is revised for each venue it tours to and includes—along with international artists—a wider selection of New Zealand artists within the context of The Physics Room. This not only provides an insight into the artists’ diverse artistic approaches and practices, contextualizing their positions on an international level, but it also enriches the discourse about contemporary non-objective art today and strengthens the sense of exchange between the respective artistic communities represented.

The Physics Room receives major funding from Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa.


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