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6 April – 14 July 2019

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City Gallery

Get along to City Gallery Wellington for a double helping of international art.

Stars align as City Gallery exhibits two acclaimed international artists side by side. Eva Rothschild and Semiconductor make their New Zealand debut in a three-month-long double bill at our edgiest contemporary-art gallery.

Semiconductor: The Technological Sublime, 23 March – 14 July 2019

Semiconductor—UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt—produce spectacular, large-scale moving-image works that extend our experience and understanding of the world through the lens of scientific technology, making the invisible visible. Many of their works have resulted from collaborations with prestigious science agencies, including NASA, CERN, the Smithsonian, and the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands.

The show’s central video installation Earthworks (2016), uses data from real-world volcanoes, glaciers, and earthquakes—including the 2016 Kaikōura quake. Other works take data from the ultrabig to the ultrasmall, from activity on the surface of the sun to the movement of subatomic particles.

Eva Rothschild: Kosmos, 6 April – 28 July 2019

A giant punching bag, a painted concrete-block barricade, an upholstered play space, a disco-décor curtain, and a surveillance video of young boys demolishing and repurposing art. London-based sculptor Eva Rothschild puts her own spin on the modern-sculpture tradition, using eclectic forms and novel materials.

Eva Rothschild is representing Ireland at this year’s Venice Biennale, the world’s most important contemporary art exhibition. Don’t miss seeing her work at City Gallery Wellington.

Left image Semiconductor Earthworks 2016
Right image Eva Rothschild: Kosmos, ACCA, Melbourne, 2018. Photo: Andrew Curtis