THE MASTER OF SLICING AND SPLICING
In 2012, John Stezaker won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize – even though he’s technically not a photographer. The British artist is a creator of collage, cutting and pasting historic images ( film stills, vintage headshots of actors, antique postcards) to reflect “stuff that has lost its immediate relationship with the world” and “involves a yearning for a lost world”. It’s your last chance to catch his first New Zealand exhibition, John Stezaker: Lost World ( Christchurch Art Gallery, until July 22), which showcases 40-odd collages dating from 2006 to 2016, as well as found-object sculptures and a film, Crowd, which presents hundreds of film stills of crowd scenes, each for one frame only.
Meanwhile, North & South contributing photographer Guy Frederick explores the human markers and spaces of Antarctica in Postcards from Antarctica ( Eskdale Gallery, Dunedin, April 27-May 11), a body of work he created on a visit to Scott Base with Antarctica New Zealand’s Community Engagement Programme.
John Stezaker: Lost World