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    • Collage of SCAPE8 projects and curator Rob Garrett
    • Nathan Pohio, Raise the anchor, unfurl the sails, set course to the centre of an ever setting sun! (2015)
    • Opening ceremony of documenta 14 at EMST, Athens, with curator Adam Szymczyk speaking & Nathan Pohio work
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Scape 8: New Intimacies

Public Art Christchurch Biennial

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies (October 3-November 15, 2015) ARTISTS: Nathan Pohio (NZ), Pauline Rhodes (NZ), Hannah Kidd (NZ), Fiona Jack (NZ), Judy Millar (NZ/DE), Peter Atkins (AU), Antony Gormley (UK) + #ThatTimeYouHelped (public PARTICIPATION project). Curator's essay: New Intimacies in a water city Dark matter now… Read more
    • High Street precinct, Christchurch, September 2014; photo by Rob Garrett
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Curating Under Pressure

Call for Conference Papers

Call for Conference Papers: “Curating Under Pressure” Christchurch, New Zealand November 5-9, 2015 Opportunity for academics, curators, artists and other cultural practitioners from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Submissions due before April 15, 2015. The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Creative New Zealand, ifa… Read more
    • Passive resistance, Istanbul, 19 June 2013; photographer unknown
    • The more you press, the bigger it gets, stencil, Gezi Park, 4-06-2013; photo Christiane Gruber; Woman in Red; photos by Osman Orsal
    • duranadam actions, 18 June 2013, Istanbul
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Insistent Communities

The limits of art; the failure of institutional practices; and the necessity for action

"The more you press, the bigger it gets" (Gezi Park stencil, 4 June 2013). In the present context of citizen activism and Occupy Movements that call for people's greater participation in public politics, what is the role of contemporary art in the public realm? There's been… Read more
    • COMPANY, Sounds of Sea, 2011, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland; photo by Waterfront Auckland
    • COMPANY, Sounds of Sea, 2011, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland; photo by Waterfront Auckland
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Waterfront Public Art

Sounds of Sea by COMPANY

"Sounds of Sea" (2011) by Korean/Finnish artist duo Aamu Song and Johan Olin (COMPANY) was inspired by the sights and sounds of the Waitemata Harbour beneath the artists' feet as they explored the North Wharf in Auckland's brownfields Waterfront development. "Sounds of Sea" is one of… Read more
    • Walter de Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977, DIA
    • Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed 2014, Louisiana MoMA, Denmark
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Two Earth Rooms

Walter de Maria and Olafur Eliasson

With close affinities, but decades apart, two artists sought to transform the experiences and perceptions of museum-goers. Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977. Long-term installation at Dia Art Foundation, 141 Wooster Street, New York City. An interior earth sculpture. 197 cubic meters… Read more
    • Lara Almarcegui, Spanish pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); photo by Rob Garrett
    • Shop renovations, Gdynia, Poland 2014-08-20; photo by Rob Garrett
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Lara Almercegui and shop renovations

At the 55th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lara Almarcegui filled the Spanish pavilion with mountains of precisely the materials and quantities of those materials - such as brick, concrete, cement, and glass - used by workers to construct the pavilion in the early 20th century.… Read more
    • Auckland Council Public Art Policy publication; photo by Rob Garrett
    • Francis Upritchard, Loafers 2012, Symonds and Wellesley Streets; Auckland Council Learning Quarter public art commission; photo by Rob Garrett
    • Public Art Policy - Vision and Outcomes Table
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Public Art Policy

Auckland, New Zealand 2013

Auckland Council public art policy project Following the amalgamation of Auckland's eight local government bodies into a single region-wide Auckland Council on November 1, 2010, Rob Garrett was engaged by Auckland Council to lead the development of a new public art policy for regional Auckland. The… Read more

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