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Exhibition Opening: Candice Lin's 'Pigs and Poison'

Candice Lin A Robot Spoke What My Father Wrote, 2019 Photo Ian Byers-Gamber
Sorawit Songsataya, Rumours (Mermaid) (detail), 2020
2. Len Lye - Trade Tattoo -1937 - Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation and the British Postal Museum and Archive - From material preserved and made available by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
8 Aug 2020
Saturday 8 August - 11am-8pm
Join us to celebrate as we officially open all our exhibition suites and premiere LA-based artist Candice Lin's first solo show in New Zealand
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Preview
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
42 Queen Street New Plymouth, 4310 Aotearoa New Zealand


Candice Lin: Pigs and Poison 
Sorawit Songsataya: Rumours (Mermaid)
Len Lye: The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid

Opening event free | All welcome

Trebuchet performances - 11 am and 2 pm
Len Lye's Experimental Cinema - 1.30 pm
Curator Tour: Candice Lin's Pigs and Poison - 2pm
Official openingSky Snakes and Trebuchet performances | 6-8 pm
Inside Candice Lin's LA Studio - Short film | 6-8 pm 

8 August will mark all of the galleries in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre being open to the public again – the first time since lockdown.

Join us to celebrate the official opening. We will debut work by acclaimed US-based artist Candice Lin, whose first solo show in the Southern Hemisphere examines histories of borders and segregation, racial profiling and conspiracy theories, bodies and remedies, viruses and war.

There will be a curator tour, offering insight behind the works in Lin’s exhibition, followed by an official opening in the evening, including a pre-recorded speech from the artist herself, a chance to see a short film giving an inside look of Lin's LA studio, plus a launch demonstration of one of the most anticipated works on show – a fully-functioning trebuchet.

We will also debut a new commission by the first of three Govett-Brewster 2020 Artists ‘In Residence’, Sorawit Songsataya, and launch Len Lye's The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid, using new methods to present the artist's colourful, experimental films within the gallery environment. An accompanying programme of Lye's acclaimed films will also be screened in the Len Lye Cinema.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

4 Aug 2020

Interests The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's premier contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Admission is free.