Contemporary New Zealand Art Heading to Shanghai
31 August 2012
Contemporary New Zealand Art
Heading to Shanghai
Te Papa is delighted to announce that it has been invited to contribute a selection of contemporary New Zealand art as part of a major international art exhibition for the reopening of the Shanghai Art Museum, China, in October 2012.
Meridian Lines: Contemporary art from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa showcases works by renowned contemporary New Zealand artists Bill Hammond, Ralph Hotere, Ani O’Neill, Michael Parekowhai, John Pule, Yuk King Tan, and Gordon Walters.
‘This is an
incredible opportunity to present contemporary New Zealand
art to Chinese and international audiences,’ says Te
Papa’s Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Farrar. ‘The
reopening of the Shanghai Art Museum is a much anticipated
event in China, and it is timed to coincide with the 2012
Shanghai Biennale, a high-profile contemporary art
exhibition in China.’
Other international museums invited to participate include the British Museum, Kitano Museum of Art, and Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris, among others.
In this auspicious year – the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China – Te Papa and the Shanghai Art Museum are strengthening the bonds of friendship and culture.