Big­ger, bet­ter, broader

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

This year’s New Zealand Art Show, the big­gest ex­hi­bi­tion in the coun­try, will of­fer more con­tem­po­rary art­works in a broader range of me­dia than in pre­vi­ous years, says the se­lec­tion panel. About 3000 works by 475 artists have been se­lected from the 675 artists who sub­mit­ted work for the 2011 show, be­ing held at TSB Bank Arena from July 29 to 31. The event was known as the New Zealand Affordable Art Show un­til last year. The Art Show’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Carla Rus­sell says what stands out from pre­vi­ous years’ shows is that more con­tem­po­rary and less tra­di­tional works have been se­lected. ‘‘This is con­sis­tent with the trend to­wards artists ex­per­i­ment­ing and push­ing the bound­aries of their me­dia.’’ Only orig­i­nal art from New Zealand artists is ac­cepted for the show. All ac­cepted work must be for sale for be­tween $50 and $5000; the av­er­age price of the art that sold at last year’s show was $630.

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