Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018
In conversation: Billy Apple, Wystan Curnow, Simon Rees | Saturday November 18, 12–1pm
Gallery 1, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Since its permanent installation and acquisition for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection in 1980 Billy Apple’s Altered Staircase has been ‘re-altered’ on two occasions linked to renovations and changes to the Govett-Brewster’s architecture. This exhibition completes its third and most recent iteration affected by the construction of the Len Lye Centre and the relocation of the Govett-Brewster’s principal portal (and point of entrance and egress) that was a crucial element of the original work. Working with long-time collaborator Wystan Curnow, the artist has produced a display about its history, updated the graphic and textual elements of the work, and re-contextualised the work for the future.
Curated by Wystan Curnow
Image: Billy Apple Alterations: The Given as an Art Political Statement 1980, photolithograph. Govett-Brewster Collection
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Date(s) - 18/11/2017 - 11/02/2018