Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Progress report

While we bitch and complain about the way Te Papa deals to contemporary art, these images from the bad old conceptual days of Wedde and Sotheran, show that the museum has come a long way.
Image: Left Max Gimblett gets the “Thumbs up Thumbs down Is it Art?” treatment 1988 style. Right top: Installation of Dream Collectors with Para Matchitt’s rough-hewn timber Te Wepu, the Whip is delicately skied above Milan Mrkusich’s Untitled. Bottom right: designer stanchions and light puddles.