ArtExplore is thrilled to offer two talks thru Mairangi Arts Centre. Bringing the breadth of knowledge and insight we are privileged to hear from both Clair Chamberlain and Professor Linda Tyler.

How has Covid-19 Affected the Worlds Art Fairs

The Sydney Art Fair: a case study

November 25; 7pm to 8.30pm

After two years of preparation, the 700 works made by 101 artists for this year’s Biennale of Sydney were visible for just 10 days before Sydney went into lockdown on 24 March 2020. Later, five of the six venues reopened, and the end date for the biennale was extended three months until September. Although the hope was that travel restrictions might relax enough to allow international and interstate visitors to see NIRIN, the first biennale to have an indigenous artistic director, Brook Andrew, unfortunately it has closed without borders opening. Digital experiences became the most frequent means of access to this historic and hugely important multi-venue event which took on extra poignancy in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests. The Biennale of Sydney took place, but?

Linda Tyler has taught art and design history at Canterbury, Victoria, Waikato and Auckland universities and currently teaches art writing and curatorial practice at Honours level in the Art History Department, and supervises student research in the University’s Museums and Cultural Heritage programme.

Aotearoa at La Biennale di Vienzia

December 2nd; 7 pm to 8.30 pm 

Discover the history of La Biennale di Venezia (sometimes described as the “Olympics” of the art world). It began in 1895 and is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent contemporary art exhibition. The history and significance of New Zealand representation since it began in 2001 will be explored. Then a look to the future of the next La Biennale in 2022.

Claire is a keen supporter of New Zealand representation at the La Biennale di Venezia. She is the Co-Director of New Zealand at Venice Patrons for 2022 and has been a patron of NZ at Venice herself since 2017. Claire was an exhibition attendant for Lisa Reihana’s ‘Emissaries’; Aotearoa New Zealand’s Venice Biennale exhibit in 2017.

Claire Chamberlain teaches as part of the Art Today programme at Te Tuhi art space in Pakuranga. Prior to this role, she was a secondary teacher of art history from the historical to the contemporary for over 20 years.

At Mairangi Arts Centre Hastings Rd

Mairangi Arts Centre obtained local board funding for this event. There is no fee to attend.

Please register here: https://mairangiarts.co.nz/exhibition/talk-how-has-covid-affected-worlds-art-fairs

November 25; 7pm to 8.30pm
How has Covid-19 Affected the Worlds Art Fairs
The Sydney Art Fair: a case study

December 2nd; 7 pm to 8.30 pm
Aotearoa at La Biennale di Vienzia

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