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

 


Gabriel Lester new Elam International Artist in Residence

Gabriel Lester named as Elam International Artist in Residence

Critically acclaimed Dutch artist Gabriel Lester has been named as the next Elam International Artist in Residence at the University of Auckland.

Renowned for his films and site-specific installations informed by cinematography and architecture, Lester’s residency will take place at Elam School of Fine Arts from 3 March to 15 April. During this time he will have an exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery as well as present a public lecture at the Auckland Art Gallery entitledCineast. He will also be preparing work to be exhibited in the 19th Biennale of Sydney (21 March–9 June).

Lester works across various disciplines including cinema, music, performance, installation, sculpture and architecture. Driving the artist’s practice is an exploration of and interplay between perception, imagination, belief and desire.

His practice is cinematographic without necessarily employing film or video, but offering a fragmented and atmospheric exploration of the powerful narrative qualities of light and sound. Using film techniques like editing, cutting, and perspective, his works create tension, suspense and drama.

Often architecturally experimental, his pieces include the presentation of frozen cinematic moments like ‘mood shots’ drawing the audience’s attention to illusion, representation and the mechanisms influencing how we perceive the world. Lester, who divides his time between Amsterdam and Shanghai, says his work originates “from a desire to tell stories and construct environments that support these stories or propose their own narrative interpretation.”

As Elam International Artist in Residence (EIAR), Gabriel Lester will also conduct critique sessions with Fine Art students. Established in 1998, the EIAR Programme invites outstanding international artists to Elam School of Fine Arts for a four to eight-week period. Generously supported by Dame Jenny Gibbs, the residency is designed to enhance contemporary arts practice for Elam students as well and the wider creative community.

Gabriel Lester exhibition
Opens Friday 4 April at 5.30pm
Runs until Saturday 3 May
Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Auckland
Visit www.gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz

Gabriel Lester public lecture: Cineast: An artist’s introduction to his enthusiasm for cinema and visual languages in general.
Tuesday 25 March at 6pm
Easy Listening series
Auckland Art Gallery
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Auckland
Visit www.aucklandartgallery.com

To find out more about Gabriel Lester and his work visit:
http://www.gabriellester.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8MCi7k6L8o

The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries comprises the Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Planning, the Centre for Art Studies, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. Review by Marlene Ware. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news