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Collect/Project comprised of two exhibitions that examined the activity of collecting and celebrated its forms and subjects. One came to the Gallery from Germany and was given to artist Kim Paton to create a viewing experience for. set out to comprehensively survey the history of video art made in Germany bringing together the work of 60 artists from the 1960s to the present. It was the result of a major research initiative undertaken by German institutions to ensure the survival and preservation of this medium.

This project was made available by the Goethe-Institut and was being staged simultaneously across three venues: St Paul St in Auckland, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth and the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington. This allowed audiences to encounter the resource in different ways in each context.
At the Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand artist Kim Paton was invited to determine how viewers will experience the works. Paton is known for her constructed situations that explore the structures, functions and systems of the built environment. At the Gallery, she created a platform for viewing, out of recycled furniture sourced from the University and its environs. This makeshift structure underlined the portable nature of the exhibition and the medium it showcased. She also installed a large scale wall drawing that acted as a mindmap for her own interpretations, critiques and codings for the entire survey of video art.
The survey included significant work by artists Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolf Vostell and more.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Imagining Victories, Adam Art Gallery,, mind map
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Kim Paton
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 02:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:56

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