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.
Duncan COLE / Shigeyuki KIHARA
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
Ronnie VAN HOUT
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.