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Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art

27 Jul 2019 to 3 Nov 2019
27 July – 3 November 2019
The first comprehensive Theo Schoon exhibition in decades
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
City Gallery Wellington
Address: 
101 Wakefield Street
Region: 
Wellington

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Connecting Bauhaus modernism, Māori art, and the art of the mentally unwell, Theo Schoon (1915–85) remains a controversial figure in New Zealand art. His work was constantly in dialogue or dispute with other cultures and other artists. The first comprehensive Schoon exhibition in decades, Split Level View Finder presents his painting, graphics, photography, and jade and gourd carving, in conversation with works by contemporaries Rita Angus, Rolfe Hattaway, Paratene Matchitt, Selwyn Muru, Gordon Walters, Arnold Wilson, and Ans Westra, rethinking Schoon’s legacy for twenty-first-century Aotearoa.

Join us on 17–18 August, for a weekend of talks, lectures, and conversations on Schoon and his work.

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City Gallery Wellington

2 Jul 2019

Interests City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand.