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Exhibition Opening: Candice Lin


Sat 8 Aug 2020, 11:00am–8:00pm

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 42 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

All welcome.
Trebuchet performances - 11 am and 2 pm
Len Lye's Experimental Cinema - 1.30 pm
Curator Tour: Candice Lin's Pigs and Poison - 2pm
Official opening + Sky Snakes and Trebuchet performances - 6-8 pm

8 August will mark all of the galleries in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre being fully open again – the first time since lockdown. Join us to celebrate!

We will debut US-based artist Candice Lin's first solo show in New Zealand. 'Pigs and Poison' examines histories of borders and segregation, racial profiling and conspiracy theories, bodies and remedies, viruses and war.

There will be a curator tour offering insight into the artworks, while an official opening in the evening includes a pre-recorded speech from the artist herself, a chance to see a short film giving an inside look of Lin's LA studio, plus a launch demonstration of one of the most anticipated works on show – a fully-functioning trebuchet.

We also present a new commission by current 2020 Digital Artist ‘In Residence’, Sorawit Songsataya, whose residency looks at the local history of Ngāmotu, and in particular, Paritutu Rock and the Sugar Loaf Islands.

It will also launch 'The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid', which celebrates Len Lye's acclaimed film-making practice, in a colourful, experimental showing within the gallery space. An accompanying programme of his most well-known films will also be screened in the Len Lye Cinema.

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