Stars align as City Gallery exhibits two acclaimed international artists side by side in their New Zealand debuts. Join us for this double helping of international art.
Semiconductor: The Technological Sublime 23 March–14 July 2019
Semiconductor—UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt—produce spectacular, large-scale moving-image works that extend our experience and understanding of the world through the lens of scientific technology, making the invisible visible. The show’s central installation Earthworks (2016) uses data from real-world volcanoes, glaciers, and earthquakes—including the 2016 Kaikōura quake. Other works explore the ultrabig and the ultrasmall, from activity on the Sun's surface to the movement of subatomic particles.
Eva Rothschild: Kosmos 6 April–28 July 2019
A giant punching bag, a decorated concrete-block barricade, an upholstered play space, a disco décor curtain, and a surveillance video of young boys demolishing and repurposing art. London-based sculptor Eva Rothschild puts her own spin on the modern-sculpture tradition, using eclectic forms and novel materials.