Concentrating on contemporary art and the New Zealand artists producing some of the most thought provoking and confident work today, City Gallery Wellington will host the fourth in the series of Prospect: New Zealand Art Now exhibitions from 26 November 2011.
As a cycle of shows begun by the Gallery in 2001 to provide “the most ‘up-to-the-minute’ survey of contemporary art in the country” (1) Prospect: New Zealand Art Now will round out the year and kick things off in 2012 with a refreshingly select exhibition.
Pulled into focus by Senior Curator Kate Montgomery Prospect promises to be a distillation of New Zealand artists whose work contends with the pressures, possibilities and realities facing their practice and will profile recently created artworks as well as a number of new works produced specifically for the show.
As an exhibition dedicated to provoking discussion and debate, this year's Prospect will show a specific range of artworks and artists that make the New Zealand arts scene the sophisticated, challenging and fascinating field it is today. Montgomery also sees Prospect’s tenth anniversary as a timely opportunity to assess the show’s history and ongoing relevance.
Entry to Prospect: New Zealand Art Now and City Gallery Wellington will be free during our summer season.
1. City Gallery Wellington media release, 3 February 2000