Józef Robakowski, From My Window (video still), 1978 – 1998, 19 min 51 sec. Courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.
From our Beautiful Square
Jeremy Leatinu’u (Ngāti Maniapoto, Sāmoa), Salome Tanuvasa (Aotearoa New Zealand, Sāmoa, Tonga), Amy Jean Barnett (Aotearoa New Zealand), Hōhua Thompson (Te Arawa, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Awa), Józef Robakowski (Poland), Hiraki Sawa (Japan), Lucy Gunning (UK)
From our Beautiful Square will consider dualities of time and interiority by reflecting on a period of global lockdown. Featuring major new site-responsive commissions by Aotearoa New Zealand based artists and pivotal works by significant artists internationally, this exhibition draws attention to the nuances of our surrounding environments.
With artworks that evolve throughout the exhibition’s duration, From our Beautiful Square explores the ability, or lack thereof, to move, shift and reconfigure the structures around us. As much of the world watches from within their own squares, the exhibition and its contents embrace a shifting visual territory where nodes of transition become routine.
This exhibition includes major new site-responsive commissions by Jeremy Leatinu’u, Salome Tanuvasa and Amy Jean Barnett.