September – December 2014



Artist’s Lecture

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.


Panel Discussion

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.


Film Screening

6.30pm Wednesday 26 November

Lighthouse Cuba

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.