Save Yourself and Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

My last post was about the installation of Judy Millar’s 2009 Venice Biennale project Giraffe-Bottle-Gun. This and Francis Upritchard’s Save Yourself are now open here at Te Papa, so as promised this post features images of the completed installations.
Save Yourself

Francis Upritchard, Save Yourself, 2009. Installation view. Image: Michael Hall.

A long view of the three works that make up Save Yourself. In the foreground is Dancers, the middle Long and the background Lonely.

Te Papa has acquired Dancers for the collection.

Francis Upritchard, Dancers from Save Yourself, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall.

Francis Upritchard, Dancers from Save Yourself, 2009. Installation detail. Imgae: Michael Hall

Francis Upritchard, Save Yourself, 2009. Installation view. Image: Michael Hall

Francis Upritchard, Long from Save Yourself, 2009. Installation detail. Imgae: Michael Hall

Francis Upritchard, Lonely from Save Yourself, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall

 

Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation view. Image: Michael Hall

Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall

Te Papa have purchased three works from Giraffe-Bottle-Gun. This shaped work  leaning on the wall  in the above image and the single shaped painting in the image below.

Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall

The third piece acquired by Te Papa from Giraffe-Bottle-Gun is not so easy to see in the current installation. It is the painting at the left of this image below – the one behind the other work.

Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall

Both the installations look great in the spaces and I recommend a visit if you can.

If you are interested in finding out more about the works and the Biennale, coming up on 18 March our Art After Dark is dedicated to the Venice Biennale.

The evening kicks off at 6.15pm with a floor talk by project curators Leonhard Emmerling, Director of St. Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, who curated Judy’s Giraffe-Bottle-Gun and Heather Galbraith, Senior Curator/Manager Curatorial Programmes, City Gallery Wellington, who co-curated Save Yourself with Barbican, London Curator Francesco Manacorda.

After the floor talk there will be a panel discussion on the Marae. For more detail go to our Art After Dark page:
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/allevents/Pages/ArtAfterDarkToiotePoVeniceBiennale18march.aspx

 

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