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Presence, not pictures

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CS Arts Issue 30 - June 2008

This edition takes a look at one symptom of the postmodern culture - superficiality in the visual arts. We explore the ins-and-outs of issues like irony, appropriation, self-reference and transience.

 

Features

Is God a postmodernist?
In their art, Esther Hansen and her colleague Vicky-Anne Allen reconcile some compelling postmodern questions with the faith they share
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Deep calls to not-so-deep
Curator Leafa Wilson finds that superficiality in art is more complex than it might appear on the surface
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Interviews

From concepts to performance
Sudhir Kumar Duppati's fusion of Christian faith, metaphysical philosophy and Indian cultural heritage provides a rich heritage for a prolific arts practice
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Pleasure communicates
Art writer and critic Justin Paton is Christchurch Art Gallery's new senior curator. He talks candidly about the art that inspires him
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Presence, not pictures
Brett a'Court is an unassuming Northland painter, honestly exploring what it means to be human
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Visual Essay

Tim Winfield employs popular imagery, irony and temporary installation in a pictorial discussion of superficiality

 

Exhibitions

Art School 125 and Another Destination
Retrospective and group exhibitions at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Te Maataa Waka Toi
Group exhibition (the opening of Maataa Waka) at Suffuri House, Blenheim

Look Again
Katie Thomas at Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch

Stations
Mary Mulholland at the Milford Gallery, Dunedin

Slaker
Gareth Williams at the Signal Gallery, Waitakere

 

Film review

Atonement
Directed by Joe Wright

 

Special feature

Christian Theology and the Arts Symposium
Reflections on the national artists' symposium at Otago University and the accompanying exhibition at the Salisbury House Gallery, Dunedin

 

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