Opening Day Talks | Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1pm and 3pm
Exhibition runs Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 19, 2017
City Gallery, Wellington
Art and the occult draw powers, rituals and symbols from one another to re-enchant the world and redefine human experience. Spells are cast, thresholds crossed, astrological charts consulted.
Occulture: The Dark Arts features over 60 works by New Zealand and international artists, historical and contemporary. There are installations by Dane Mitchell (NZ) and Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan) that charge the gallery with new energies, a painted spell by Mikala Dwyer (Australia), and a perfume carrying the scent of the apocalypse by Thomson and Craighead (UK). The show also includes key earlier artists and works, among them Kenneth Anger’s film Lucifer Rising, paintings by Aleister Crowley, the English ceremonial magician, and Rosaleen Norton, the Dunedin-born ‘witch of Kings Cross’.
City Gallery Wellington
Date(s) - 12/08/2017 - 19/11/2017