Manifesto X Kusama Members Late Night

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird (Members Only): $30.00
  • Non-Members: $90.00
  • Standard (Members Only): $40.00 Available 26 Feb, 12:00am
  • Door Sales (Upon Availability): $50.00 Available 23 Mar, 9:00am
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At Members Late Night, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki open the doors to Rosefeldt's 'Manifesto' and Kusama's 'The obliteration room' after hours. We invite you to discover some of the different ways we can manifest ourselves, through dance, fashion, music and art. Tickets include a welcome drink and on the night you’ll receive a 20% discount in the Gallery shop.

Members' $30 Early bird tickets are on sale only until midnight 25 Feb. Members' tickets purchased after this date cost $40, or $50 at the door on the night. Non-Members pay $90, which includes a one-year Membership with Auckland Art Gallery. If your Membership includes a Guest pass, you are invited to bring along a friend for the Member's price.

About Manifesto
The immersive 13-screen film installation 'Manifesto' by German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artist manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today.

'Manifesto' draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the ideas of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers through his lens, Julian Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled thirteen collages of artists’ manifestos.

About the Obliteration Room
'The obliteration room' (2002–present) is a family-friendly and participatory installation by one of the world’s most popular, well-loved artists, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929 Matsumoto, Japan).

Beginning as a stark white interior, it encourages you to transform the space by saturating it with a rainbow of brightly coloured dots. Watch as, over time, a dizzying blur of colour is built up by visitors applying brightly coloured stickers in various sizes to every surface.

Image credits:
Julian Rosefeldt, 'Manifesto', 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Yayoi Kusama, 'The obliteration room' (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2017

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