Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In response…

… to Elizabeth Thompson’s wall sculpture, The Fearless Five Hundred, being covered over by new building owners Fonterra

The artist
“It shouldn't be sealed into a wall. It is obscene and disrespectful."
Elizabeth Thompson

The Curator
"It really pissed me off. They have put a wall over it and covered it in perspex. This is atrocious. It is a very important work; they wouldn't be able to do it to a Colin McCahon."
Greg O’Brien

The Dealer

"This very major work is incarcerated, entombed."
Mark Hutchins

The Government Department
"it is always disappointing when artworks designed for public spaces are not available to be enjoyed".
Stephen Wainwright, CE Creative New Zealand

Source: Stuff.co.nz