Wellington

Nov 29, 2019 to Jan 18, 2020
11:00PM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Opening: 5 pm, Friday 29 November, all welcome
Artist talk: 12:30 pm, Saturday 7 December

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Nov 20, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
11:00AM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Join us at Enjoy between Wednesday 20–Saturday 23 November as Tāmaki Makaurau-based art book and ephemera store Strange Goods host a satellite shop in our reading room, with a range of art-related titles from publishers from Aotearoa and beyond.

Nov 16, 2019 to Dec 7, 2019
Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington

For Home is where my heart will rest, Chevron Hassett ,Toi Pōneke’s 2019 Visual Artist in Residence extends his practice of whanaungatanga, delving into an integral commitment to the place closest to his heart, his home town of Naenae. This residency gave Hassett time to understand the intricacies and meanings of this feeling, and connect back to the people and places - the essence - of his childhood.

Nov 6, 2019 to Mar 22, 2020
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

On 21 September 1999 Adam Art Gallery opened its doors for the first time. To mark our twentieth year, we celebrate with a suite of projects that demonstrate how we engage with artists and their practices, and art and its histories, to contribute critically and creatively to culture in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.

Find out more about each of the projects on the Adam Art Gallery website http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/

Open hours Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
Summer closedown 20 December 2019 - 10 February 2020

Oct 24, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
5:30PM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Technologies are bound to bound to fail. Screens crack, cables get shredded, old models are quickly replaced by newer ones, or things just don’t work as they should. A broad set of discourses and industries so optimistic in the claims they make—to make life better, easier, more efficient—and so embedded within capitalist logics of growth, innovation and progress cannot help but embarrass themselves when things go awry. For Louisa Beatty and David Ed Cooper, there’s potential in failure.

Oct 2, 2019
5:30PM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Join us at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 2 October for an open reading group with Sorawit Songsataya, held alongside our current exhibition Offspring of rain, an installation by Sorawit in collaboration with composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.

Sorawit and Hōhua Thompson will lead a collaborative discussion of Ursula Le Guin’s text “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction,” which reflects upon language, storytelling and technology; arguing for a narrative mode which redefines science and technology as a “cultural carrier bag rather than weapon of domination.”

Oct 18, 2019 to Nov 9, 2019
10:00AM
Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington

See It Like This is an exhibition of drawing, ceramics, video and textiles by Wellington-based artist Greta Menzies. Working in an intuitive, stream-of-consciousness state, Greta meditates on belief and meaning-making. Exploring a push and pull between a deep scepticism and romantic fascination with the power of rituals, symbols and belief, Greta draws on a variety of influences from cults, sects and faith healers, to quantum woo, conspiracy theories, the absurd and the amplification of ideas in digital echo chambers.

Sep 12, 2019
5:00PM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Join us at 5 pm on Saturday 14 September for an artist talk and film screening with Yuichiro Tamura, the 2018 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery International Artist in Residence.

Sep 4, 2019
5:00PM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

Join artist Jeremy Leatinu’u and Enjoy’s Toi Māori education and audience intern Hōhua Thompson for an open discussion in response to Matavai Taulangau’s moving image installation Ma’u Pe Kai, on at Enjoy until 7 September.

Taulangau takes notice, observes and explores the value of different kinds of work through his lens-based practice. His video work and photography strives to highlight forms of labour and knowledge that are often overlooked, emphasising the value of people and their experiences.

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Aug 8, 2019
12:00PM
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

Our ongoing lunchtime talk series recommences next week as Professor Geoffrey Batchen presents a distilled version of his essay in the Adam’s forthcoming catalogue: On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell. Batchen is no stranger to Joyce Campbell’s photography, having included an example in Emanations, a 2016 exhibition for Govett-Brewster devoted entirely to cameraless photographs.

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