Final Made Active Performance by Luke Willis Thompson
Take a taxi ride to a film screening. Travel through time and space from art gallery to car workshop to funeral home. 3pm, Sunday 1 July.
Made Active: The Chartwell Show brings works by a selection of contemporary New Zealand, Australian and American artists to the fore at Auckland Art Gallery, exploring ideas of ‘action’ through the work of sculpture, performance and installation artists.
The exhibition is full of everyday objects made active; showing how art comes ‘alive’ before an audience whether it is a sculpture, painting, installation or performance.
There will be 25 artists exhibiting, including seven performance artists who are contributing live works during the three-month exhibition. This will also be the first time a multi-artist performance programme has been presented at the Gallery since the 1970s.
Chartwell is an independent body with a collection of over 1,300 works of New Zealand and Australian contemporary art. The Chartwell Collection has been developed over 25 years through the insight, enthusiasm and diligence of director Rob Gardiner.
This exciting exhibition presents major acquisitions in Chartwell’s history by artists Daniel Malone, Allen Maddox and a stunning new work by Sriwhana Spong.
Works include Daniel Malone’s Black Market Next To My Name, 2007, which consists of the entire contents of the artist’s flat, and a performance art piece by Seung Yul Oh called The Ability to Blow Themselves Up, which will see various people blow up balloons around the gallery until they burst.
Image: Stephen Birch, Medium Level Violence 2002, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Image courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
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