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‘There is a small world of people who are very interested in contemporary art and a slightly bigger world of people who look at art. But there is a much larger world that doesn’t realise how influential art is on things that they actually look at.’
The American Designer said those words, in that order and it kind of makes you think.
Contemporary art is all around.
From advertisements to Instagram, it’s comforting to know which period of art we find ourselves in.
In a world where you can find, for example, a depiction of a subject being warped in a warm burrito blanket made by Andy Warhol replicas in a giant abandoned warehouse with a series of black holes and broken mirrors, you can comfortably assert this is most definitely the contemporary period.
We here at QT are rather big fans of the contemporary art world and would like to let you in a fine exhibition currently on show at the Adam Art Gallery.
The gallery is a purpose built space by the Victorian University, Wellington.
The gallery provides a platform for established and upcoming artists to showcase their work… and it’s a slice of brilliance.
The current exhibition, titled The Tomorrow People is all about the future of the human race. Provocations around politics and the creative process, the exhibition doesn’t set out to answer any one question, rather it invites conversation around the ideas raised and the medium utilized to get there. The artists on show are as diverse as their artworks and you can expect to see all the below:
Wendelien Bakker, Diva Blair, Jesse Bowling, Teghan Burt, Quishile Charan, Sam Clague, Hikalu Clarke, Claudia Dunes & Rainer Weston, Fresh and Fruity, William Linscott, Isabella Loudon, Theo Macdonald, Annie Mackenzie & Dave Marshall, Ammon Ngakuru, Christina Pataialii, Maddy Plimmer, Deborah Rundle, Christopher Ulutupu, Tim Wagg, Daegan Wells, Aliyah Winter, Xun Cao, Yllwbro
The show has been curated Christina Barton, Stephen Cleland and Simon Gennard and is showing now at the Adam Art Gallery until October 1.
words by ben stephens
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