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(Un)conditional II

When:

Wed 23 May 2018, 9:30am–4:30pm
Thu 24 May 2018, 9:30am–4:30pm
Fri 25 May 2018, 9:30am–4:30pm
Sat 26 May 2018, 9:30am–4:30pm
Sun 27 May 2018, 9:30am–4:30pm

Where: The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: sophiebnt

(Un)conditional II is co-curated by Sarah McClintock and opens in Nelson at The Suter Art Gallery, Saturday 17 March, 5pm and features work by Ayesha Green, Cushla Donaldson, Eve Armstrong, Gabby O'Connor, and Rob Hood.

This year, The Physics Room is changing the way it operates. Eschewing a relatively static model, we are partnering with a number of public galleries across Te Waipounamu, the South Island to create collaborative exhibitions. By doing this we hope to draw on shared strengths and resources and embrace the flexibility and urgency that comes from working alongside, and within, other institutions and contexts.

The (Un)conditional series of exhibitions has been developed alongside this operational shift. Most simply, the idea of something being unconditional can be thought of in the context of love; of the unrestricted and unlimited gesture of giving affection without expectation. Outside of this particular—and relatively rare—occurrence, a myriad of overlapping conditions dictate how and why we give and receive on a day-to-day basis.

The (Un)conditional series explores the concepts of hosting, being a guest, trade, exchange, reciprocity, utu and manaakitanga. The artists involved examine the conditions that shape cultural, legal, commercial, familial, and educational relationships, whether these are explicit, implicit, above board or sub rosa.