I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
An introspective James Turrell invites you to surrender under the immateriality of light with "Gathered Sky," a spellbinding permanent installation in Beijing's Temple Hotel. Three decades after turning the Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in Arizona, into a celestial work of art that was recently exhibited at the Guggenheim and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the American artist walks through the making of his first-ever commission in China.
Heralded in 1888 as 'the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion', Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering
over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and
contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific artists, as well as European
painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
The Gallery is also home to the Chartwell Collection, a collection of contemporary art from
New Zealand and Australia.
Auckland Art Gallery continues to actively acquire works across all collection areas. The
Gallery supports the exhibition programmes of other public art galleries and museums
throughout New Zealand and overseas by making its collection available for loan.
With the rapid growth of the Gallery’s collection, the historic building has undergone a
succession of extensions and alterations. The most recent redevelopment opened to the
public in September 2011. This ambitious building project restored and preserved the
building’s iconic heritage fabric while adding large contemporary exhibition spaces, extensive
glazing and new outdoor sculpture terraces.
The redeveloped Gallery is at the centre of a city whose energy and enthusiasm for the arts
continues to grow.
Auckland Art Gallery’s latest big exhibition, Light Show,” should be a crowd pleaser just because it is vibrant, colourful and playful – all the things that most people expect of art. But the exhibition also explores, expands and explains the nature of art itself without being elitist or obscure. The show came from London at the...
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