Wunderbox

28 November 2008 – 15 February 2009

Wunderbox brings together secretive spaces, model worlds and eccentric collections by some of New Zealand's best-known contemporary artists, including Judy Darragh, Andrew Drummond, Bill Hammond, Neil Pardington, Francis Upritchard, Terry Urbahn and Ronnie van Hout.

Wunderbox brings together secretive spaces, model worlds and eccentric collections by some of New Zealand's best-known contemporary artists, including Judy Darragh, Andrew Drummond, Bill Hammond, Neil Pardington, Francis Upritchard, Terry Urbahn and Ronnie van Hout.

Drawn from the contemporary collections of Christchurch Art Gallery, Wunderbox is an exhibition of secretive spaces, model worlds, fictitious collections and idiosyncratic dioramas.

Ranging from one of the largest works in the collection to one of the smallest, it's an exhibition about our attempts to collect and catagorise the world. It's also about the moments of doubt, wonder, and pleasurable confusion that arise when the world slips through these categories.

Unfolding through a series of small rooms, the exhibition itself will be something of a wonder cabinet – a space containing further spaces, each filled with unexpected things.

Exhibition number 812

 

  • Exhibition number:
    812