September – December 2014
SIMON DENNY: THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF KIM DOTCOM
6pm Tuesday 23 September
City Gallery Wellington
The Innovator’s Dilemma
Reflecting on his projects All You Need Is Data: The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX (2013), The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom (2013-2014), Disruptive Berlin (2014) and New Management (2014), Simon Denny will touch on the current technology business landscape and the images and culture it produces—from startup aesthetics to corporate culture, introducing ideas like the ‘disruption machine’ and the ‘gospel of innovation’ discussed in Jill Lepore’s recent article ‘The Disruption Machine’ (The New Yorker, 23 June 2014).
11am Saturday 4 October
Adam Art Gallery
A conversation between the artist Simon Denny and the investigative writer Nicky Hager in the context of Simon Denny’s exhibition, The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom.
6pm Wednesday 5 November
Adam Art Gallery
Your Home is Your Castle? Collecting in the Internet Age
A discussion, chaired by Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton, on the possibilities and aesthetics of collecting in the digital era, with Associate Professor Roger Blackley; Curator of Contemporary Art at Te Papa, Sarah Farrar; Jim Barr, collector; and art writer, Anthony Byrt.
6.30pm Wednesday 26 November
Parallel: Harun Farocki
To honour German artist Harun Farocki’s lifework and as accompaniment to Simon Denny’s exhibition project, the Adam Art Gallery, in association with Goethe-Institut, presents three significant film works: Inextinguishable Fire (1969), Serious Games I-IV (2009-10) and Parallel I-IV (2012-14). Viewers will appreciate how both artists work at the interface between technological developments and image production, documenting the very real political consequences that extend from viewing the world as a simulation.
Supported by Lighthouse Cuba and Goethe-Institut New Zealand
$10/$8 tickets sold at the door, limited seating
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
Tel 04 463 5229
Parking is free and available after 5pm and on weekends in any unreserved car park accessible via Gates 1, 6 & 7
Printable version of public programme here.