Wednesday, March 07, 2007

And still the waters rise

From Te Manawa's Alice Hutchinson, a note to explain that The Dominion Post removed crucial context when they quoted her in their story on the 'strenuous fund-raising efforts' of Brett Graham and Rachel Rakena to get their project to the Venice Biennale. Alice had noted that the project was selected by the Biennale director/curator for the collateral exhibitions based on artistic merit over hundreds of international submissions. Now it is going to be very interesting to watch how Creative New Zealand’s handles the funding request for the Venice project. Having backed off selecting a representative themselves, what happens when the private sector does the job for them and turns up at the door looking for partnership support?