Public Programme: Opposites Attract

On Opposites Attract
Aaron Kreisler, Tina Barton and Sam Morrison

Adam Art Gallery
Saturday 16 February

Curator Aaron Kreisler gave his insights on the critically acclaimed and highly popular retrospective of Tom Kreisler, initiated by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and redesigned for the Adam Art Gallery. Kreisler was joined by Gallery Director Tina Barton, who discussed The Hydraulics of Solids, a series of film vignettes by Portuguese filmmakers João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, and Auckland-based artist Sam Morrison, who talked about Whiff Whaff, an installation of sound generating assemblages that articulate and explore the gallery’s acoustic properties.

Brett, Words Come After
Lecture in Art History and Visual Culture Series

Thursday 28 February

Leading London-based freelance curator and critic and Clark Collection Critic/Curator-in-Residence Guy Brett delivered Words Come After, a lecture discussing Brett’s own work of writing and curating, and the conundra involved in the application of words to works of visual art. This led into thoughts about some of the dilemmas he sees facing artists today.

In the face of Power: Strategies for Art and Life
Workshop with Guy Brett

Wednesday 19 March

The Clark Collection Critic/Curator in Residence Guy Brett led a discussion based on his experience working with artists, in which participants considered various issues facing artists, writers and curators working in the world today.

Guy Brett has been a distinctive voice in art criticism since the 1960s. He is known for his trans-national perspective that has brought to attention a number of artists normally thought of as outside the mainstream, in particular Latin American artists. Significant projects include Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic, a major survey of kinetic art staged at MACBA in Barcelona and the Hayward Gallery in London (2000) and monographs on Mona Hatoum, David Medella, Rose English and others.

The Clark Collection Critic/Curator-in-Residency is hosted by the Art History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. This important initiative is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has been made possible by the generosity of The Clark Collection, The Chartwell Trust, and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Layering Buddha
Sound Performance/Installation by Robert Henke

Adam Concert Room
Kelburn Campus
Gate 7 Kelburn Parade
Friday 29 February

Layering Buddha is a sound performance/installation in which layers of sound are dynamically distributed in space providing an experience of being in a ‘sonic cloud’.

Robert Henke is a Berlin-based artist who creates electronic music and interactive sound installations. He is part of the specification team of the music software company, Ableton.

Hosted by Adam Art Gallery in association with Goethe Institut Wellington