Saturday 09 November 2019, 2:00pm

'4/4' Publication Launch: 'There are no failures, everything is working'

Date Saturday 09 November 2019
Time 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location Artspace, 1/300 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
Part of ‘4/4’: Severine Costa, Xander Dixon

You are invited to the 4/4 publication launch on the final day of 4/4, the New Artists Show 2019.

There are no failures, everything is working is a collection of works by Owen Connors, Jade Kake, Abbra Kotlarczyk and Jane Wallace who were invited to collaborate with the participating artists in 4/4. Each writer has been paired with one of the artists since the beginning and have contributed a text which, through interaction and communication with the artist and their work, is an expression of their own creative interests and written practice. Artspace Aotearoa have now published these texts in a volume that will be launched on Saturday 9 November, the final day of the exhibition.

Owen Connors is a poet and artist working in queer craft, occult poetics, and prophecy. They are co-editor of hard press. They live in Auckland. Connors has been working with Anh Trần’s project, And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity.

Jade Kake is a designer and writer of Māori and Dutch descent. Her tribal affiliations are Ngāpuhi (Ngāti Hau me Te Parawhau), Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Whakaue. She is interested in Indigenous cultural landscapes, Māori-futurism, and decolonisation. She lives and works in Whangārei. Kake has been working with Xander Dixon’s project, Sharing Directions.

Abbra Kotlarczyk is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist, writer, editor and sometimes curator. She maintains a research-based practice that is articulated through modes of conceptual art making and writing of criticism, poetry and prose. Her practice is hinged on visual and linguistic inquiries that often take place trans-historically through expanded notions of queerness, publication, citizenry and embodied poetics. Kotlarczyk has been working with Daniel John Corbett Sanders’ project, Intimate Atmospheres.

Jane Wallace is a writer and art historian, mostly researching sculptural or installation based practices in Aotearoa. She is interested in collective memories, forgettings, retellings and imaginations. Wallace has been working with Severine Costa’s project, And The Sky Slowly Seeping Through.

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