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Unnerved

Posted in Events with tags , , , on April 30, 2010 by secretnaomi
Unnerved: The New Zealand Project
Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
1 May – 4 July 2010

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) presents the second in a series of country-specific exhibition projects focusing on its contemporary collections with Unnerved: The New Zealand Project.

Holdings of contemporary work from New Zealand have grown rapidly since the early 1990s, partly through increased awareness and interest in the Asia Pacific Triennial exhibitions.

Unnerved explores a particularly rich dark vein that recurs in New Zealand contemporary art and cinema. Psychological or physical unease pervades many works in the exhibition, with humour, parody and poetic subtlety among the strategies used by artists across generations and genres.

Artists include:
Laurence ABERHART
Mark ADAMS
Duncan COLE / Shigeyuki KIHARA
Shane COTTON
Bill CULBERT
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
Jacqueline FRASER
Max GIMBLETT
Florian HABICHT
Gavin HIPKINS
Julian HOOPER
Lonnie HUTCHINSON
Richard KILLEEN
Peter MADDEN
Alex MONTEITH
Anne NOBLE
James ORAM
Fiona PARDINGTON
Michael PAREKOWHAI
Campbell PATTERSON
Peter PERYER
Nathan POHIO
John PULE
Lisa REIHANA
Greg SEMU
Ava SEYMOUR
Michael SMITHER
Sriwhana SPONG
Michael STEVENSON
Lorene TAUREREWA
Yvonne TODD
Sima URALE
Ronnie VAN HOUT
Yvonne TODD
Ruth WATSON

The photographic series entitled Savage Nobilities (2002) published in Pulp Magazine (NZ) – conceptualised by artist Shigeyuki Kihara, styled by fashion stylist Chris Lorimer and artist Shigeyuki Kihara in collaboration with photographer Duncan Cole – is featured in this group exhibition.

Savage Nobilities features Oscar Kightley, Igelese Ete, Darren Kamali, Teremoana Rapley and Shigeyuki Kihara as models wearing adornments by Sofia Tekela Smith, Nikki Hastings McFall and Chris Charteris. Clothing by New Zealand designers including Nom D and Zambesi.

This exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Victoria in late 2010.

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