giovedì 14 dicembre 2017

Dane Mitchell per la New Zealand

Apprendiamo dal sito di New Zealand che Dane Mitchell sarà il prossimo artista di questo paese alla Biennale di Venezia del 2019

Articolo "One of New Zealand's most intriguing artists will represent the country at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Dane Mitchell's proposal, selected from 11 applications by a 10-strong selection advisory panel, will include a physical sculptural object and sound transmissions which viewers can tune into around Venice.
"It certainly won't be anything abrasive or aggressive across public spaces," Mitchell says. "There will be multiple ways to tune into it."
Mitchell provoked controversy in 2009 when he won the $15,000 Waikato National Contemporary Art Award for Collateral, the binned wrappings from other award entries tipped on to the floor of Waikato Museum.
The Auckland-based artist says Collateral was a genuine attempt to consider the conventions, processes and procedures around art award exhibitions and the power we bestow on certain objects.
He says that certain artworks - and the ideas behind them - have the power to provoke this sort of response from the public is positive because it shows people care.... "

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