Unnerved: The New Zealand Project

A Queensland Art Gallery Touring Exhibition

Unnerved explores a particularly rich, dark vein found in contemporary New Zealand art. The psychological or physical unease underlying many works in the exhibition is addressed with humour, parody and poetic subtlety by artists across generations and mediums.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 26 November 2010 to Sunday 27 February 2011

Ruby's room no. 6 1999 image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 18 October 2010.
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Bringing together more than 100 works ranging from intimate works on paper to large scale installations by both established and emerging artists, Unnerved engages with New Zealand’s changing social, political and cultural landscape as the country navigates its indigenous settler and migrant histories. These works explore a changing sense of place, the continued importance of contemporary Maori art, biculturalism, a complex colonial past, the creative reworking of memory, and the often interconnected mediums of performance, photography and video. If the vision is unsettling, it is also compelling and Unnerved: The New Zealand Project offers us new ways of seeing one of our closest neighbours.

Major sculptures by Michael Parekowhai, installations by Lisa Reihana, paintings by John Pule and Shane Cotton and photographs by Gavin Hipkins, Yvonne Todd and Anne Noble will feature alongside video art by Campbell Patterson, Sriwhana Spong and Nathan Pohio.