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Open Window Artist - Fiona Connor

Open Window Artist - Fiona Connor

Fiona Connor
Outside In 2008
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Fiona Connor Outside In 2008

Media Release

November 24 2008

In breaking news…

Currently transforming the Open window space at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, is Fiona Connor’s project Outside In.

Connor instigated three actions for Outside In: the daily delivery and display of front pages from the Taranaki Daily News, The New Zealand Herald and The Dominion Post; the extension of the terracotta tiles from the adjacent footpath into the space and the removal of the door that usually separates the window space from the gallery café entrance.

Together these gestures enhance the permeability of the space, engaging with a conversation about the relationship an institution like the Govett Brewster Art Gallery has with the outside world.

As Connor describes, “Again and again when I get invited to show in a space I just want to bring the outside in, fill the gallery with the streets that surround it.”

Open Window curator Melanie Oliver says “Outside In is being enacted over an opportune time - that of the build up, resolution and subsequent discourse around both the American and New Zealand elections.”

Connor is a practicing artist who lives and works in Auckland. She is a founding member of Gambia Castle a gallery co-operative located on K Rd.

Open window is the site of a series of contemporary art projects featuring a range of emerging artists offering art to the public 24/7. The works engage with the commercial nature of the shop-front window and the attributes particular to window gazing.

Outside in is the sixth installation in the Open window series and will continue until 30 November.


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