Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Three card trick

These installation shots have just reached us from Venice where the Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena installation Aniwaniwa is on course to open this Friday at the Venice Biennale. The project could still use any help it can get, but the invitation indicates at least eight sponsors (excluding Creative New Zealand) are already involved.

In a stroke of bureaucratic genius, however, CNZ satisfied its undertaking not to fund a project to Venice this year and managed to slip Aniwaniwa $24000 at the same time! The money, approved in the latest funding round, is pegged to bringing the work back to New Zealand after the Biennale has ended.