IN HER IMAGE
8 December 2020
Curated by Joanna Osborne, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2020 Curatorial Intern
I am delighted to introduce IN HER IMAGE – an exhibition that draws together a rich span of herstory from the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and beyond. With support from Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena and the loan of Sriwhana Spong's a hook but no fish(2017; 2020), this exhibition celebrates a diversity of spiritual heritage across generations and practices.
One of several works in the exhibition, and newly edited for this occasion, Spong’s a hook but no fish draws from the life and thought of the 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen. In a filmic exploration of the relationship between language, the body, and place, this work features a shared sensibility that threads through the exhibition.
Noho ora mai, Joanna Osborne
Curatorial Intern, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
[above: SRIWHANA SPONG a hook but no fish (2017; 2020). Digitalized 16 mm film and HD video: 24 min 50 sec. Sound design Frances Duncan. Courtesy the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland.]