Public Programme: Walker Evans: The Magazine Work / Sherrie Levine: African Masks After Walker Evans / Patrick Pound: Documentary Intersect / Sonya Lacey: Newspaper For Vignelli


30 July – 18 September 2016

Saturday 30 July, 11am: David Campany, Geoffrey Batchen, Patrick Pound
Please join us for a public tour of the exhibitions, moderated by art historian Geoffrey Batchen and featuring The Magazine Work curator David Campany and Melbourne-artist Patrick Pound.

Sunday 7 August, 2pm: Sonya Lacey artist talk
Wellington artist and designer Sonya Lacey discusses the shifting authorial roles assumed by contemporary designers, as well as her artwork in the exhibition based on a proposal for the European Journal by legendary modernist designer Massimo Vignelli.

Saturday 3 September, 2pm: Arresting copies; a roundtable discussion
What is the status of the copy in contemporary art today? In our post-post-modern world, what are the purposes and pitfalls of appropriation as an artistic strategy now? Join us for a stimulating discussion on this topic, including artist Glen Hayward, writers Megan Dunn and Cassandra Barnett, and Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton. The discussion will be chaired by Wellington art writer and academic Martin Patrick.



In this second annual Art History in Practice series, established and emerging art historians and curators, working both inside and outside the academy, present on their current research.

Art History in Practice III
David Campany
Wednesday 27 July, 6pm
City Gallery Wellington

On the eve of the opening of his major exhibition Walker Evans: The Magazine Work at the Adam Art Gallery, renowned British curator and historian David Campany provides insights into his longstanding interests in the history of photography.

Art History in Practice IV
Robert Leonard & Aaron Lister
*postponed – new date TBC

Current curators at City Gallery Wellington, Robert Leonard and Aaron Lister, reflect on the complexities involved in curating the 2015 exhibition Jono Rotman: Mongrel Mob Portraits.

Art History in Practice V
Dr Barbara Garrie
Wednesday 24 August, 5.15pm

Dr Barbara Garrie summarises her doctoral research examining issues of identity, landscape, and embodiment in the practice of American artist Roni Horn.

Art History in Practice VI
Anna-Marie White
Wednesday 7 September, 5.15pm

Doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington, Anna-Marie White, introduces her research and current thinking about the manifestations of post-colonialism and neo-liberalism in contemporary Maori art in the 1990s.

Art History in Practice VII
Roger Blackley
Wednesday 14 September, 5.15pm

Associate Professor Roger Blackley discusses The Galleries of Maoriland, his forthcoming book exploring the ethnological strand of art that flourished in fin-de-siècle New Zealand.


Pdf version of Public Programme here.