Our public gallery collections reflect colonial ties to England and an art history rooted both here and in Europe. But what of collecting and representing the art scene of today from elsewhere - in particular the contemporary art powerhouse that is modern day China?
New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art opens this weekend at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery featuring everything from ceramics to a life sized leather replica of a soviet tank. The work is drawn from collections throughout New Zealand and Australia and alongside it is a solo exhibition by an acclaimed Chinese artist who has been in residence in Dunedin, Yang Yongliang. With Mark Amery to discuss are the co-curators Lucy Hammonds and Lauren Gutsell.