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James Luna Urban (Almost) Rituals

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 JAMES LUNA URBAN (ALMOST) RITUALS  Thursday 14 May 2009, 8am – 4pm Te Papa Amphitheatre, Wellington. (Soundings Theatre if weather bad) Commissioned by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. www.tepapa.govt.nz   

Update to the update

James Luna, Pink Russian, 2007   from a series on an ageing artist

We are really pleased to announce that James Luna is up and about again after illness and we have rescheduled his One Day Sculpture project Urban (Almost) Rituals for 14 May 2009, 8am – 4pm. Put it in your diary now. To recap with a bit from my last post on James: Urban (Almost) Rituals… Read more »

One week to go….

James Luna, 2 /Worlds-War Dance Technology, 1989

UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances James Luna’s project Urban (Almost) Rituals has been postponed. James is unable to make it to New Zealand at this time. We are planning to reschedule the project. Check the Te Papa website and/or the One Day Sculpture website for updates. Sorry for any inconvenience.   James Luna’s project for One… Read more »

A sketch of the artist

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  • End of the Frail, James Luna, mixed media installation, 1990-91, various sites. Photo: Richard Lou
  • End of the Frail, James Luna, mixed media installation, 1990-91, various sites. Photo: Richard Lou

We’re back in Wellington and James has returned home to work on shaping what will be the One Day Sculpture project. As I mentioned, this post covers a bit about James’ practice by looking at a few works. James Luna has been creating visual art, interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances that are informed by his native… Read more »

Te Waipounamu

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  • James and Megan at Otakou Marae

On our last day in New Plymouth we met with Govett-Brewster Art Gallery staff and SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand) artists. SCANZ involves  a residency, exhibition and symposium for artists working with new media and technology. James gave a brief talk about his work to Gallery staff and artists and then we had lunch. Afterwards… Read more »

On the road with James Luna

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  • James Luna, End of Acoustic, 2005, from a faux rock & roll multimedia installation - All Indian All the Time
  • James Luna, End of Acoustic, 2005, from a faux rock & roll multimedia installation - All Indian All the Time

Since I posted introducing One Day Sculpture and visiting artist James Luna, who is developing a project to be presented at Te Papa, Megan, James and I have been to Auckland and back. In Auckland James gave a talk at the Auckland Art Gallery‘s Art Lounge as part of their Easy Listening series. He also… Read more »

One Day Sculpture

One Day Sculpture

If you are an art follower you may have already heard about the One Day Sculpture project. One Day Sculpture was launched in Wellington in March 2008 in conjunction with the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Since then there have been 7 projects presented. These were all commissioned by different institutions around Aotearoa/New Zealand and… Read more »