The Sioux City Art Center is to show Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand’s Julian Dashper. This is the first ever travelling retrospective of a New Zealand-based artist to be organized by an American museum. Dashper has maintained a prolific international art career from his home base in Auckland since the early 1980s, having participated in over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide. His art is in the renowned collections in Australia, the Netherlands and Germany, and all the major public and private collections in NZ. Spanning the past 25 years of Dashper’s art, the exhibition features over 30 works including paintings, photography, sound recordings, videos and readymade objects. Through a concept-based art which focuses on both the formal and conceptual elements of the artwork, Dashper explores the global exchange of ideas about so-called international styles (such as American Modernism); the reception and dissemination of visual culture; and the subversion and re-positioning of what is often considered marginal elements of the artworld, such as its institutional framework. The show opens August 6 for three months.