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21st Century Custodianship:Collecting Media Art

Adam Art Gallery, Wellington is hosting a discussion panel on the unique challenges to institutional art collections posed by the acquisition of media art, considered from the perspective of exhibition, collection and conservation practices.

Philip Dadson
Dadson is a pioneer of time-based practice, and founded the Department of Intermedia and Time Based Arts at the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1986. Videos from his Polar Projects series (2003-2005) are included in the exhibition 21st-Century Collecting.
Lissa Mitchell
Mitchell was recently Collection Manager of Photography and New Media at Te Papa Tongarewa. An artist who has worked with celluloid and direct film, she has held conservator positions relating to photography and video at the New Zealand Film Archive and the National Library of New Zealand.
Mark Williams
Williams is founding Director of CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand. He has held positions at the New Zealand Film Archive and LUX Artist’s Moving Image, London, and is co-curator of the video exhibition Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, currently on view at City Gallery Wellington.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Adam Art Gallery’s current exhibition, 21st-Century Collecting: Recent Acquisitions from the VUW Art Collection, on view until 21 April 2013.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Victoria University, Wellington


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