Art after the quake

By Sally Blundell In Art

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20th December, 2012
The opportunities of bare and broken land have prompted a run of temporary outdoor works in post-earthquake Christchurch. Around the city, things flutter (Brazilian artist Fabricio Fernandes’s line of white washing above a demolished church), glow (Joanna Langford’s aerial recycled plastic city) or sit in contemplative commemoration (Pete Majendie’s self-explanatory 185 Empty Chairs) as artists and arts organisations respond to the changing landscape with speed, ingenuity and often limited budgets. But, as former Tate Modern director Vicente Todoli told the Listener ...

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