Posts tagged with Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale Twilight Art Talk for Teachers

Teachers at the twilight art talk Photographer: Sarah Pitman © Te Papa

Could you name 5 artists who have shown at New Zealand’s National Pavilions in the Venice Biennale or recollect the year that New Zealand first had a National Pavilion? Do you know when the Venice Biennale first started or how many people are expected to visit this year? Teachers from the lower north island answered… Read more »

Importance of Site

My first introduction to Bill Culbert’s work at the Biennale was deeply moving. It was the official blessing, led by Creative New Zealand’s Manager, Māori Arts Funding, Haniko Te Kurapa. As we walked through the exhibition, his prayers reverberated around the space, almost seeping into the works and the surrounding walls, forming invisible bonds between… Read more »

Unforgettable: Michael Parekowhai’s ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’

If you live in the Wellington region then I really hope you’ll come to Te Papa and visit Michael Parekowhai’s On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, which is on show on Level 5 until 23 September 2012. Rather than describing my own experience of these works, I thought I’d share with you some of our visitors’… Read more »

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

Michael Parekowhai's Venice Biennale exhibition installation at Te Papa

Michael Parekowhai’s Venice Biennale exhibition On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer opened at Te Papa on Friday. The installation looks stunning, clustered in the middle of the space and the sound with the acoustics of the gallery with that high ceiling is wonderful. The exhibition is only on for a month till September 23 2012,… Read more »

Save Yourself and Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

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

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 A long view of the three works that make up Save Yourself. In the… Read more »

The art life in Venice

  • Canvas close up
  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun
  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun
  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

Avid art blog followers will now be familiar with Creative New Zealand’s NZ at Venice blog site. The project curators of Judy Millar’s Giraffe-Bottle-Gun and Francis Upritchard’s Save Yourself, and the venue attendants have been blogging regularly since the beginning of the installation period. Posts are coming in thick and fast and it’s great to be… Read more »