Performance Portraits

Denim Seagull Yvonne Todd

Denim Seagull by Yvonne Todd, (2013), Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013 with the assistance of Ivan Anthony

Performance Portraits

  • Where

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

  • When

    10 December 2016 - 8 April 2018

A collection of video and photographic works was brought together in Performance Portraits to explore the ways in which artists navigate and challenge conventions commonly found in portraiture and performance-based works. Many of the works use the duration-based medium of video to explore both the constructed and real experiences of time passing, as well as the relationship of the camera to its subject.

Works from the Chartwell Collection which were featured in the exhibition included Campbell Patterson’s enduring series Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2006 – 2015) and Yvonne Todd’s video work Denim Seagull (2013).

Curated by Natasha Conland.