Published by Artspeak, Vancouver, 2018, 2 pages (b/w ill.), 14.7 × 10.5 cm (folded), EnglishPrice: €2 (Out of stock)
Produced on the occasion of Ruth Buchanan’s exhibition Dead Marble at Artspeak, Vancouver June 9–July 28, 2018.
In 1958, weaver Ilse von Randow was commissioned to produce a major work of woven curtains for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in New Zealand. Her ‘Auckland Art Gallery Curtains’ became the largest piece of hand weaving created in New Zealand. In her first presentation of work in North America, Dead Marble revisits von Randow’s curtain, and the newly designed Auckland Art Gallery sculpture court (1953) in which they were hung, as a departure point to reconfigure the complex relationships between gendered representations, institutional hierarchies and the burden of inherited legacies.