So....... the Christchurch Biennial with the rather long and unwiedy title SCAPE 2008 Wandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Space is now officially open. The Art Gallery is all dressed up and red and white banners are fluttering all over town. I've already visited a number of the sites (created by 25 artists from 15 countries). Most were still under construction but nothing is really SINGING OUT to me yet. I'm reserving judgement though. In all fairness, a work does need to be finished before it can be fully considered. That said, I did swing by the rather ugly work at the Arts Centre late yesterday - by Tea Makipaa of Finland. Her 'Petrol Engine Memorial Park' looked anything but sophisticated and interesting. I took photos. They were ugly too. I don't want to show them. www.scapebiennial.org.nz www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz
I must admit that I do envy you for the festival, artistic events and exhibitions always seem to happen in either Christchurch or Wellington...
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