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Less than six weeks to go until lift off

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

As of today you will be hearing from us more frequently with some highlights from the upcoming fair.

Starting Monday 1 July, we will commence our advent calendar: “30 Days in the Art world”, a daily bulletin featuring one amazing artwork per day from Monday to Friday and a double feature on Saturdays, throughout July.

Today and for the rest of this week, we want to acquaint you with an exciting addition to the event programme. We have invited some of New Zealand’s leading artists to present solo projects at the fair this year.

These new and reinterpreted projects span a range of media: from video to vinyl, from plaster to plastic, and will be sited both inside and outside the fair. The first two of these projects are highlighted below, but before you click on…

One last reminder that Early Bird ticket sales close on Sunday 31 June and there are fewer than 20 Vernissage tickets remaining. Book now. As of 1 July, all tickets will be full price.

Be in touch again soon.

Jennifer Buckley
Director


Auckland Art Fair 2013 is delighted to introduce two projects by artists fresh from presentations at the 55th Venice Biennale: Bill Culbert and Scott Eady.

Bill Culbert is New Zealand’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale, with his work Front Door Out Back located in the Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà. Scott Eady is exhibiting at the Palazzo Bembo, within the ongoing art project Personal Structures, curated by the Dutch arts organization Global Art Affairs Foundation.

BILL CULBERT

Bill Culbert 'Daylight Flotsam Venice' (2013) Plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Image credit: Jennifer French. Courtesy of the artist and Hopkinson Mossman

Bill Culbert ‘Daylight Flotsam Venice’ (2013) Plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Image credit: Jennifer French. Courtesy of the artist and Hopkinson Mossman

Bill Culbert makes sculpture, photography and installations that collectively explore the transformative potential of light. His work evinces an ongoing fascination with everyday objects including plastic bottles, wine glasses, domestic furniture and, most prominently, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.

In Culbert’s work, whether it is a large-scale installation or a modest, paradoxical black and white photograph, light is channeled to open space for imaginative play, to mark the quotidian, and to critically, but affectionately, interrogate the act of looking.


 

SCOTT EADY

Scott Eady '192 Queen Street' (2013) Mixed media, Courtesy of the artist and RH Gallery

Scott Eady ‘192 Queen Street’ (2013) Mixed media, Courtesy of the artist and RH Gallery

 

192 Queen Street is a body of work that explores a set of surviving composer busts, and a successful family business of four generations that has survived vacillating and volatile economic times. It presents a trajectory of heritage buildings, music, and the realities of a rapidly changing, commercial-focused economy and diverse cultural identities, which clash with traditional hopes and aspirations.

About Scott Eady’s work RH Director Rebecca Hamid writes, “Eady’s sculptures delight. They present us with artful masquerade and if we let them, they ignite our imagination and can make us smile.”

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