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Kiwi Garden at the Engine Room

Published: Fri 15 Aug 2008 11:49 AM
Kiwi Garden
For Immediate Release
Times Open = Weds to Sat 12 - 4pm
Kiwi Garden at the Engine Room
Solo Exhibition by Artist Ding Jie to Open August 22
Massey University and the Engine Room present "Kiwi Garden", a Multi- Media installation by Chinese artist Ding Jie. The exhibition will run August 22 to September 19 in the Engine Room Gallery, eastern end of Block 1, Massey University, Entrance C, Wallace St, Wellington.
Ding Jie's evocative meditation on New Zealand identity has come to fruition as result of her two month Wellington City Council/Asia /New Zealand foundation residency. "Kiwi Garden" is a work that simply must be experienced, bringing a distinctly Chinese perspective on an exercise in 'artist as manager of signs'. Ding Jie overtakes the full scale of the gallery, transforming it into a hypnotic space that challenges the senses.
Ding Jie's Practice consistently deals with history, cultural and artistic identity, and the transformation of public space. Kiwi Garden invites you to consider your own National Identity through the filter of Eastern thought and contemporary art. Gallery opening hours: Wed-Sat 12am- 4pm.
The residency is supported by Wellington City Council, Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Bolton St Residency and Massey University School of Fine Arts.
ENDS

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