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Exhibitions & events at City Gallery Wellington

TOYO ITO: BLURRING ARCHITECTURE / Until 2 Dec Blurring Architecture presents work by revolutionary Japanese architect Toyo Ito who since the mid-1970s has become one of the world's most innovative and influential architects. Animated computer graphics & video-installations give an insight into Ito's work.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN - PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SEX INDUSTRY BY ANS WESTRA / Until 28 Oct Ans Westra is one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers. This series of 38 black and white photographs depicts sex workers in massage parlours, strip-clubs and a brothel as the women wait for clients, dress, socialise or strip.

A TOURIST IN PARADISE LOST: THE ART OF MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH / Until 28 Oct 2001

TECHNO MAORI: MAORI ART IN THE DIGITAL AGE / Until 2 Dec 2001 City Gallery Wellington & Pataka Porirua Museum of arts and cultures This exhibition brings together work by a selection of contemporary Maori artists, expressing the diverse ways in which they are utilising or inspired by digital technology. Presented at CGW and Pataka, with an accompanying CD-ROM.

GALLERY SEVEN (10,000 METRES) - MADDIE LEACH / 6 Oct - 4 Nov Michael Hirschfeld Gallery With this site-specific installation Maddie Leach continues her investigation into spaces which house idleness, moments of leisure which are imbued with silence and stillness. Gallery Seven explores the activity of ice-skating, incorporating life-size video projections of a lone circling ice-skater and sealing off the gallery space to evoke an atmosphere of structured idleness.

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VIDEO STAR: International Art Symposium / 3 - 4 Oct, 10-4pm City Cinema, City Gallery Wellington / Cost: $100 full/ $50 concession A Massey University, Wellington symposium exploring the widespread influences of technology in contemporary art practice. Screenings, talks, panel discussions & presentations, from artists and theorists both local and international. More information from H.M.Orange@massey.ac.nz T: 8012794 ext 6490. After hours 8012794 ext 4466. Website: www.videostar.co.nz

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950 A tourist in Paradise Lost - the Art of Michael Illingworth Until 28 Oct Behind the Curtain - Photographs of the Sex Industry by Ans Westra Until 28 Oct Toyo Ito: Blurring Architecture Until 2 Dec Techno Maori - Maori Art in the Digital Age 28 Sept - 2 Dec Admission free Outdoor People - The paintings and prints of Juliet Peter Until 30 Sept 2001 Michael Hirschfeld Gallery. Admission free Check out: http://www.city-gallery.org.nz www.newartnz.org.nz


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