Woman Alone

“A mythic quest involving fellowship and solitude; the startling beauty, by turns lush and austere, of a wild land: if you now have visions of The Hobbit floating in your heads, please banish them,” Claudia la Rocco writes for The New York Times. “The matter at hand is ‘I came here on my own,’ a video installation by the duo robbinschilds [Layla Childs and Sonya Robbins] that had its premiere recently at Art in General.” The robbinschilds site explains: “While questioning gender, landscape and national identity during a 2009 residency in Christchurch robbinschilds encountered New Zealand’s archetypal ‘Man Alone’ trope. In ‘I came here on my own,’ the artists partially intend to reframe the ‘Man Alone’ concept from a female focused, feminist perspective. robbinschilds reframes ‘Man Alone’ with the depiction of two simultaneous but individual experiences of ‘Woman Alone’.”


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Artist Gill Gatfield Smashes the Glass Ceiling

Artist Gill Gatfield Smashes the Glass Ceiling

New Zealand artist Gill Gatfield is profiled in the latest World Sculpture News magazine, with particular focus on her latest work created in glass, which was exhibited in February this year…