The scene in which I find myself / Or, where does my body belong
Published by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, 2019, 96 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English
A comprehensive exhibition guide for The scene in which I find myself / Or, where does my body belong at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, curated by Ruth Buchanan.
Presenting the largest number of collection works ever shown at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, including treasured highlights, the project seeks to break (open) the mechanisms of collecting and challenges the role and success of the museum. If a collection is meant to reflect the society that creates it, there are problems with the methodologies if amongst this highly regarded collection, so few perspectives are captured.
This conflict in motion is made visible through the lens of a gallery collection, and provides a crucial course alteration for the future. Here, the collection becomes the scene, and the body in attendance is dynamically addressed, and each of us – the institution, the visitor, and the artist herself are implicated in what these future procedures may be.
A PDF of the publication can be downloaded here.