Take that which has passed


Ruth Buchanan, Julian Dashper, Sonya Lacey, Neil Pardington, Ann Shelton, Shannon Te Ao

Curated by Louise Rutledge

 

10 February — 4 March 2017

Neil Pardington, Pacific Store #1 (Samoan Clubs) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2006 C-print photograph, framed, 1054 x 1245mm

Neil Pardington, Pacific Store #1 (Samoan Clubs) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2006
C-print photograph, framed, 1054 x 1245mm

Drawing from Council's City Art Collection, Take that which has passed focuses on six contemporary artists’ responses to the ways in which knowledge is held, collected and communicated. 

Mayor Justin Lester and curator Louise Rutledge 

Mayor Justin Lester and curator Louise Rutledge 

Expanding on notions of the archive, the works in the exhibition consider artistic legacies, the landscape, and online repositories as historic and material resources.

Louise's exhibition concept started from a specific work. "When first viewing the works in collection, I was really drawn to Ruth Buchanan's Normal Desires, and wanted to tease out how the idea of desire aligns with archival impulses, that is the desire to preserve, record, and bring past histories into the present." 

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Julian Dashper Untitled (Self Portrait as Donald Judd), 2008 Digital print on cotton rag paper, framed, 700 x 500 mm

Julian Dashper
Untitled (Self Portrait as Donald Judd), 2008
Digital print on cotton rag paper, framed, 700 x 500 mm

 
Normal Desires,Ruth Buchanan Normal Desires, 2007 C-type print on dibond edition 1/3, framed, 1680 x 1180 mm

Normal Desires,Ruth Buchanan Normal Desires, 2007
C-type print on dibond edition 1/3, framed, 1680 x 1180 mm

 
 
 

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