6th Scape Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space

By Sally Blundell In Art

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13th August, 2011
Less-than-life-size modular house frames toppling on to an urban site – before September’s earthquake, the proposed project by Mexico-born artist Hector Zamora for the 6th Scape Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space was an apt response to the exhibition’s theme of inner-city revitalisation, suggestive as it was of new housing developments and urban density. Now, with Christchurch’s CBD shaken to its devastated foundations, tumbled-down houses “was one reading that didn’t seem suitable for Christchurch. We didn’t want to seem disrespectful,” says Scape director Deborah McCormick. Twice ...

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