Made Active: The Chartwell Show

By Anthony Byrt In Art

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19th May, 2012
With so much attention on its new building and travelling blockbusters like Degas to Dalí, it’s easy to overlook Auckland Art Gallery’s humbler activities. Like, for example, its ongoing displays from the Chartwell Collection, one of the best accumulations of contemporary art in the country. The gallery’s latest Chartwell show, Made Active, illustrates a theme far too few New Zealanders really understand: the profound legacy performance art offers this country’s contemporary art scene. That said, Made Active is not strictly a performance art exhibition. ...

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