Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Whitireia Artist in Residence ‘Country of Origin’ Exhibition

Whitireia Artist in Residence ‘Country of Origin’ Exhibition

Whitireia Artist in Residence, Yen-Yi Chen from Taiwan, is exhibiting her works titled Country of Origin at the Whitireia Porirua Library.

This exhibition will be a presentation of works that express Yen-Yi’s experience as an Asian New Zealand Artist in Residence.

I am developing my understanding of the different cultures that make-up New Zealand while exploring themes around difference expressions of culture from many perspectives said Yen-Yi.

“My work focuses on ideas about different lifestyles and culture shock, building upon work from my earlier residencies in BankART 1929 (Yokohama, Japan) 2005, Headlands Centre for the Arts (San Francisco, America) 2006 and S-AIR (Sapporo, Japan) 2007. These works were about the perceived view of living conditions and cultural similarities and the differences between Taiwan and other countries.

Her current works are the recordings/snapshots of her New Zealand experience and the appreciation of the cultural differences she has encountered. “They reveal as much about me as they do about my experience of this country.”

There are many difference stories behind the works; stories that evoke romantic feelings, the uncomfortableness of being ‘foreign’ as well as culture shock in entering a world so different to her own.

“I believe artists combine their souls with their seen world while creating. They memorise the seen world, manipulate, edit and reassemble it in order to process the experience. I make art work to understand and explain to myself; to understand myself is the artistic cure-all.”

The exhibition will run from 5-12 May in the Library at the Porirua campus from 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news