Time: Connecting Past and Future

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Black Cerulean by Ralph Hotere (1999) ,Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1999

Time: Connecting Past and Future

  • Where

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

  • When

    18 June 2016 - 20 May 2018

The ways in which artists navigate, manipulate and comment on time was the main focus of this exhibition. Works by contemporary New Zealand artists from the Gallery collection considered time for its philosophical nature, exploring its mythic attributes and challenging linear constructions imposed upon it. The histories and narratives left by the passing of time became an integral part of the exhibition, as artists considered memories left behind.

Key works from the Chartwell Collection that were featured in Time included the shimmering corrugated surfaces of Ralph Hotere’s Black Cerulean (1999), Peter Robinson’s hanging installation Universe (2001) and the timeless landscapes of Bill Hammond’s Rest Area Limbo Ledge (2002).

Curated by Nigel Borell.