Rita Angus, Billy Apple, Daniel Buren, Fiona Connor, Julian Dashper, Colin McCahon, Dane Mitchell, Milan Mrkusich, John Nixon, John Reynolds, Peter Robinson, Marie Shannon, Imants Tillers, Peter Tyndall, Jan van der Ploeg and Gordon Walters. Curator : Robert Leonard.
continues at City Gallery Wellington NZ until 25 April 2016
The front cover of the exhibition catalog features a Julian Dashper tribute (band) to New Zealand's most famous artist, Colin McCahon.
The image below is scanned from the catalog, where the caption given is :
Judge Charlotte Huddleston with Dane Mitchell's Collateral 2009, in the 2009 Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton. © Fairfax Media
Here at bLOGOS/HA HA, regarding this image rings many bells. Theatre of the Actors of Regard, of course. Most deeply, it returns us to the ground, the tradition, the lineage we link to in our blog header:
DAVID JONES, ARTIST AND POET 1895-1974 BEGINS HIS PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :
'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)
(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.