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Conversations about Contemporary Art

Friday 24 February, 12pm

What is contemporary art? How do you look at artworks that you are unsure even is art? How do you make sense of art, is sense even required? In this monthly tour and talk series, participants are invited to analyse and debate art, discussing delightful and curly questions along the way.    

Join us for a short, entertaining look at part of our current exhibitions followed by a conversation in our boardroom. No knowledge of art history is required. This is a tour for people even if they are not sure contemporary art is their cup of tea—followed by a cup of tea. Or coffee. And a biscuit.      

Bookings are encouraged. 

February Topic
Art / Writing: Written language forms a continuous thread throughout Ana Iti’s practice. Her exhibition Ana Iti: I must shroud myself in a stinging nettle gestures towards books as containers for knowledge. Books are referenced in the form of her sculpture Shelters and her video artwork Roharoha. Her artworks position the leaves of a book in conversation with the leaves of the ongaonga, a native stinging nettle, and the wings of the Kahukura butterfly. Join us this month for a conversation about the role of written word within Iti’s work, and a focused discuss about her broader practice.

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