Art’s urban sprawl
Christchurch hosts art biennale SCAPE 2008, a city-wide exhibition of new work by New Zealand and international artists all exploring the concept of cities as spaces reflective of social change, “constantly in flux.” ‘Wandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Space’ is co-curated by New Zealand’s Danae Mossman and Turkey’s internationally renowned Fulya Erdemci and runs for six weeks from 19 September – 2 November. The title ‘Wandering Lines’ is drawn from the notion that “indirect or errant trajectories obeying their own logic” can provide new understandings of space. SCAPE director Deborah McCormick says this year’s exhibition will challenge people’s perceptions of the city. “It will be a response to the changing nature of cities globally,” McCormick says. New Zealand artists represented include Pop artist Billy Apple and sculptor Lonnie Hutchinson.