Guest artist ROZANA LEE has new work in a group exhibition "Fluid Borders: Far Nearer" from 27 July – 20 September 2020 at the Wallace Trust Gallery, Pah Homestead in Auckland.
A multi-media exhibition, "Far Nearer", is the first in a series of the "Fluid Borders" 2020 programme. Taking the opportunity to celebrate reunion, "Far Nearer" brings artists from multiple-origin communities of Auckland and online communities together, honouring the processes of whakawhanaungatanga and manākitanga. Gathering voices from many communities, the exhibited work calls for better connectivity and better community mindedness. Fresh in our memories is the enforced physical distancing; as communities we stayed connected through online events and enabling actions.
• Now that physical contact is no longer restricted does this mean that there is no longer a need to stay mindful of cultivating better connections?
• Our bodily connections are revalued and treasured after their absence but what about the absence of connection we had always struggled with?
"Far Nearer" aims to allow different creative communities to come together to address these questions with a wish to be understood; a place to network, cross paths and stop for a conversation.
Curated by Wai Ching Chan and featuring work by:
Carl Douglas and Nooroa Tapuni
Diva Ford and Claire Whyburd
Han Nae Kim
ROZANA LEE has new related work in our current group exhibition till 15 August. To enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org