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Place Makers: Artists & Iconic Landscapes free floor talk

Place Makers: Artists & Iconic Landscapes free floor talk

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When:

  • Sat 16 Nov ’13, 10:00am – 11:00am

Where:

Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin

Restrictions:

All Ages

Free tour and floor talk of the exhibition by Curator Natalie Poland.

Place Makers: Artists & Iconic Landscapes draws on the Hocken’s vast collection of art, this exhibition focuses on predominantly twentieth-century depictions of place by artists in New Zealand.

These pictures document the translation of post-impressionism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism and pop art, styles that originated overseas, in the making of representations of the local environment. In a contemporary age that is increasingly defined by multiculturalism, online search engines and artists working in new media, it is timely to consider whether the idea of a geographically distinct New Zealand art form is valid.

By encouraging us to reflect on the nature of iconic images, this exhibition questions whether the power of a physical painting and its New Zealandness has been diminished or enhanced by an online environment of digital reproductions and hyper-connectivity.

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