Here are two versions of the 1960s. On the one hand, inside the art world’s metropolitan centres, it was a time of language and concept, of deskilling and documentation, the refusal of expression and genius. Everywhere else, on the other hand, it was all about the drugs, and the profundities and expressions that come with them. On the one hand idea and distance, on the other experience, exuberance and credulity. The two aren’t incompatible—the doors to Warhol’s Factory were open to all and sundry from the outside world, and their pills.
Circuit Artist Film & Video NZTonight 5.30pm at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre you're invited to the opening of Josette Chiang's Coastline Paradox; made as part of the Wellington Asia Residency Exchange in Wellington, Coastline Paradox is a subtle, crafted arrangement of objects, image and sound responding to Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve, a place described simultaneously as 'nowhere' yet bearing the visible traces of several thousand years of coastal uplift. Supported by CIRCUIT, Asia New Zealand Foundation and Wellington City Council. COME SEE. https://www.facebook.com/events/1779440832334931/1 day 9 hours ago