Michael Parekowhai: Yes We Are Public Discussion
Friday 29th May 2009, 5.30pm
4B06, Massey Univeristy- Access via entrance A off wallace street, Mt Cook, Wellington
Join artist Michael Parekowhai in a discussion on the last One Day Sculpture project Yes We Are joined by Litmus Research Initiative Director Dr. David Cross and and Ian Wedde.
James Luna: Urban (Almost) Rituals Public Discussion
Tuesday 12th May 2009, 6pm
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Cuba Street, Wellington
For over three decades Luna (Luiseño, Pooyukitchchum/Ipai) has been
creating visual art, interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances
that are informed by his native culture, use modern technology and
speak to current issues and declare them to be ‘authentic'. Don’t be
fooled, however, that he is a nice (safe) Indian storyteller. His
stories are both humorous and painful. They evoke ancient cultural
values and provoke questions of contemporary native identity while
debunking stereotypes. At Enjoy, James will be showing several short
video-pieces, and speaking to their context and content: Don't miss
this opportunity to be an audience to an un-scripted insight into the
artist's process and practice.
is in Wellington as part of the One Day Sculpture series, where his
project Urban (Almost) Rituals will be taking place. Commissioned by
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Urban (Almost) Rituals will
unfold from 8am on 14 May 2009, at Te Papa, in the Soundings Theatre in Te Papa.
Is Less More? Debating Apple on Moore
Thursday 23 April 2009, 5.30-7pm
von Kohorn Room, Museum of Wellington
Following on from Billy Apple's
ONE DAY SCULPTURE project, the discussion assess the validity of his
proposition "Less is Moore" and canvass the history of Moore's
sculpture and its place in his ouvre. In association with the Museum of
Wellington, this public forum discussion will provide an opportunity
for a range of key stakeholders to share their points of view and
involve the public in debating the issues raised.
speakers include: Christina Barton (Director of the Adam Art Gallery
and curator of the exhibition Billy Apple New York 1969-1973), Vikki
Muxlow (Parks and Gardens, WCC); Jack Fry (Freelance conservator); Neil
Plimmer (Wellington Sculpture Trust); Jeanne Macaskill (artist),
Carolina Izzo (art conservator) chaired by David Cross (Litmus Research
Initiative Director, Massey University).
Easy Listening: Talks in Art and Culture with Bik Van der Pol
Tuesday 7 April, 6pm
ELAM Lecture Theatre
Whitaker Place, Auckland
You are invited to a talk by Elam International Artists in Residence – Bik Van der Pol. Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol have worked collectively as Bik Van der Pol since 1995. In vastly differing formats spanning installation, temporary public architecture, workshops, billboards, live collaborative events and publications they explore the potential of art to produce and transmit knowledge. Proceeding from an engagement with place, their working methods are based on co-operation and research, often involving direct exchange with their audiences and/or institutional partners. By these means they seek to 'activate situations' and create platforms for various kinds of communicative activities.
This week Bik Van der Pol are participating in the ONE DAY SCULPTURE Project with 1440 minutes towards the development of a site. This will take place between the hours of 00.00 and 23.59 on Wednesday 8 April at the Band Rotunda – Albert Park, Auckland.
Easy Listening: Talks in Art and Culture is a collaborative project by ARTSPACE, Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki.
Paola Pivi: I Wish I Am Fish Public Discussion
Tuesday 24 March, 5pm
Auckland Art Gallery, Art Lounge
corner Wellesley & Lorne Streets, Auckland
The adventurous and dramatic work of Alaskan-based Milanese artist
Paola Pivi was premiered in Auckland with a new performance
commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery curator Natasha Conland as part of
the ONE DAY SCULPTURE series.
Join Paola for an illustrated talk on I Wish I Am Fish and its relationship to her recent projects.
Bekah Carran: I Remember Golden Light in retrospect Public Discussion
Monday 9 March 2009, 6pm
National Library Auditorium, Aitken St, Wellington
Research Initiative and the National Library invite you to a special
presentation on Bekah Carran's ONE DAY SCULPTURE project I Remember Golden Light.
Join Litmus Director David Cross as he chairs a discussion between the
artist, Aaron Lister (Curator,National Library Gallery) and Sophie
Jerram (curator & writer). A focus of the event will be on
discussion and dialogue, with significant time devoted to audience
response – so visit I Remember Golden Light on Friday 6 March and come to the discussion with your questions and comments.
Relocated Houses and Le 'Welsh' Man's 24hour Public Discussion
Sunday 15 February 2009, 4pm
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Enjoy Public Art Gallery and Litmus Research Initiative invite you to reflect on the recent ONE DAY SCULPTURE projects Le ‘Welsh’ Man’s 24hour and Relocated Houses, Brittons Yard, 2009. Join Lara Almarcegui, Bedwyr Williams and David Cross as they discuss
the recent projects. A focus of the event will be on discussion and
dialogue, with significant time devoted to audience response – so
experience Le ‘Welsh’ Man’s 24hr on February 12th and Relocated Houses
on Feb 13th and come to the discussion with your questions and comments.
A celebratory event, featuring Singapore Sling cocktails, will follow the public discussion.
Douglas Bagnall, Adam Hyde, Walker & Bromwich: Intertidal Public Discussion
Sunday December 21, 12:30pm
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
ONE DAY SCULPTURE’s
southern-most project occurred on Quarantine Island, off the coast of
Dunedin Saturday. A panel discussion with Douglas Bagnall, Adam Hyde, Walker & Bromwich about the work Intertidal will be held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Sunday 21 December at 12.30pm
Heather & Ivan Morison: Journée des barricades in retrospect
Wednesday December 17 2008, 6-7.30pm
Museum Building Theaterette, Massey University Wellington
Litmus Research Initiative invites you to a special presentation on Heather & Ivan Morisons’ ONE DAY SCULPTURE project Journée des barricades. Join Litmus Director David Cross as he chairs a discussion between Dorita Hannah (Head of Performance Design, Massey University College of Creative Arts), and Heather & Ivan Morison. A focus of the event will be on discussion and dialogue, with significant time devoted to audience response – so view Journée des barricades on December 14th and come to the discussion with your questions and comments.
Heather and Ivan Morison, Journée des barricades under construction, Wellington, 14 December 2008. Commissioned by
Litmus Research Initiative, Massey University for One Day Sculpture. Photo: Stephen Rowe
Thursday November 13 2008, 5:30-7:00pm
New Zealand School of Music Concert Hall, Wellington
> Click here for a map of the venue
Join Director of Litmus Research Initiative Dr David Cross as he discusses the projects of ONE DAY SCULPTURE with the artists Liz Allan, Kate Newby, Nick Austin and Maddie Leach. As part of Massey University's Creative Arts Festival Blow.08 Nga hau e wha, the discussion will offer a chance for Wellington audiences to hear about projects taking place outside the region as well as an opportunity to evaluate the resonances of Wellington commissions that have taken place in 2008.
Liz Allan: Came a Hot Sundae Public Discussion
Tuesday October 28 2008, 6-8pm
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Join artist Liz Allan in conversation with Govett-Brewster Assistant Curator Melanie Oliver discuss Allan's recent ONE DAY SCULPTURE project held during Labour weekend. The Monica Brewster Evening offers a relaxed atmosphere to converse with the artist and curator of Came a Hot Sundae: A Robert Hugh Morrieson Festival.
Amy Howden-Chapman: The Flood, My Chanting Public Discussion
Saturday October 18 2008, 11 am – midday
City Gallery Auditorium, Wellington
Join artist Amy Howden-Chapman, Dugal McKinnon, Senior Lecturer, Sonic Arts and Composition at Victoria University and Heather Galbraith, Senior Curator / Manager Curatorial Programmes at City Gallery for a discussion about the ONE DAY SCULPTURE project The Flood, My Chanting, commissioned by City Gallery Wellington. The Flood, My Chanting took place in central Wellington on Thursday 9 October. Howden-Chapman created a temporary circuit of bells curving from the waterfront though the central city and back to the sea. The circuit corresponded to the part of Wellington that is on reclaimed land, and therefore most under threat from future flooding. The project also looked back to the tradition of ringing church bells to raise alarm in times of danger.
Maddie Leach: Perigee #11 Public Discussion
Friday August 29 2008, 5:30-7:00pm
New Zealand School of Music Concert Hall, Wellington
Litmus Research Initiative invites you to a special presentation on artist Maddie Leach's project Perigee #11. This adventurous public art work begins the New Zealand-wide ONE DAY SCULPTURE series on August 28th, 2008. Join Litmus Director Dr David Cross as he chairs a discussion between Maddie Leach, Martin Patrick (Senior Lecturer in Critical Studies at Massey University), and Heather Galbraith (Senior Curator at City Gallery Wellington). Take this opportunity to hear about the project directly from the artist, as well as hearing responses from leading Wellington art professionals. A focus of the event will be on discussion and dialogue, with time devoted to audience response – so view Perigee #11 on August 28th and come the following evening with your questions and comments.
Photo: Stephen Rowe
ONE DAY SCULPTURE in Sydney
Thursday June 19 2008, 5-8pm
Bayswater Brasserie, Kings Cross, Sydney
ONE DAY SCULPTURE will be making a special appearance in Sydney during the opening week of the Sydney Biennale. Join Dr David Cross (Litmus Research Initiative Director) and Brian Butler (ARTSPACE Director) for a special ONE DAY SCULPTURE presentation in the lead-up to the first set of projects.
Saturday May 17 2008, 6pm
The Physics Room, Christchurch
ONE DAY SCULPTURE artist Thomas Hirschhorn will speak this Saturday at The Physics Room, Christchurch at 6pm.
Swiss-based Hirschorn is in New Zealand this week for a research visit and will discuss recent projects in advance of an upcoming ONE DAY SCULPTURE commission with The Physics Room in 2009.
The commission will be realised in partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
« Concretion Re », 2007. Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2007.
Photo: Romain Lopez
Roman Ondák Good Feelings in Good Times (2003)
Friday March 7 2008, 10am-5pm
On Friday 7 March 2008 between 10am and 5pm, Slovakian artist Roman Ondák staged his acclaimed project Good Feelings in Good Times. First realised outside the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and adapted for Frieze Art Fair in 2004, the work consisted of a queue of people that formed across various locations in central Wellington over the course of one day.
Ondák is well known internationally for his staging of familiar scenarios in which unexpected actions occur. Taking the form of installations, performances and interventions, his works often affect a double-take, provoking viewers to question their understanding and perceptions of everyday life.
Roman Ondák, Good Feelings in Good Times (2003), Performance. Queue formed artificially in front of the entrance to Wellington City Council offices, New Zealand, March 2008. Presented by Massey University Litmus Research Initiative for the launch of ONE DAY SCULPTURE. Photo: Stephen Rowe
Purchased with funds provided by the 2004 Outset Frieze Acquisitions Fund for the Tate Collection.
Supported by Massey University School of Fine Arts and Massey University Foundation.
Between Moments and Monuments:
Considering the future of Contemporary Sculpture in the Public Realm
Saturday March 8 2008, 10:30am-12:30pm
Frank Kitts Park, Wellington
Leading voices in contemporary art and performance examin how artists are rethinking the concept of public sculpture, addressing temporary artistic responses to location; the role of performance and participation and the capacity for temporary works to be sustained through the social imagination.
Chaired by visual arts advocate and arts management company Director, Rob Garrett - the panel includes Christina Barton (Director, Adam Art Gallery); Claire Doherty (UK-based curator and Curatorial Leader, ONE DAY SCULPTURE); Dorita Hannah (Head of Performance Design, Massey University College of Creative Arts); Roman Ondák (visiting artist: New Zealand International Arts Festival and ONE DAY SCULPTURE) and Amy Howden-Chapman (New Zealand visual artist and contributor to ONE DAY SCULPTURE). Christina Barton’s paper from this forum will be published here shortly.
Presented in partnership with Wellington City Council's Public Art Panel.