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Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

Sat 7 May 2016 — Sun 18 Sep 2016

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

Sat 7 May 2016 — Sun 18 Sep 2016

Space to Dream is the first major exhibition in Australasia to introduce, in depth, the art of South America.

The exhibition reveals how South American artists see a social significance for their work and how as rebels and revolutionaries, dreamers and poets, they have challenged, embraced, explained or transformed their realities, lives, cultures and spaces from the 1960s to today.

Visit Space to Dream and experience the work of 41 artists and collectives, who include senior figures internationally recognised for their contribution to art as well as younger figures including Lygia Clark, Juan Fernando Herrán, Alfredo Jaar, Marcos Lopez, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticia, Bernardo Oyarzún, Lotty Rosenfeld, Martín Sastre and many more.

Bringing together some of the most visually engaging painting, sculpture, photography, installation, film and performance from across six countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay – Space to Dream includes major works and exciting new commissions. The exhibition has been developed by Chilean curator Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel and Auckland Art Gallery Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Dr Zara Stanhope and is accompanied by a rich and varied visitor programme.

Learn about the themes that connect the artworks in Space to Dream below. 

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Image credit:
Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira, Proyecto ADN (DNA Project) 2012 (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2016. Courtesy of the artist, Chile

Revolution

In 1937, Joaquín Torres García drew an inverted map as a way of questioning how Latin America is positioned within traditional European perspectives.

Since then, artists in South America have been undermining the historical North–South divides to present alternative views and new possibilities. In the face of dictatorships and military regimes, artists took action to generate citizen movements against injustice. Some, like Lotty Rosenfeld, took to the street, prompting the public to join in.

Others, such as León Ferrari, Antonio Manuel and Lenora de Barros, have stimulated subtle ideas of resistance against disempowerment and discrimination. The work of all these artists – from different countries and generations – offers ways of resisting situations and opens up opportunities for change. The theme ‘Revolution’ also applies to the works of artists such as C.A.D.A. and Paulo Bruscky, further into the exhibition.

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C.A.D.A.
NO+ (No More) (still) 1983–89
on loan from Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

Origins

Art in South America often looks at the need to recognise and include the region’s many cultures and histories.

Whether by adapting traditional crafts, rescuing indigenous imagery or using references from popular culture, many of the artists in Space to Dream aim to pull apart rigid definitions and to blend contemporary culture with popular art. For example, Juan Downey’s 1970s documentary on the Yanomami community was informed by a search for the South American identity. 

Throughout the exhibition, you can find the weaving together of cultures, of indigenous and national histories, and of contemporary worldviews in the art of Joaquín Sánchez, Bernardo Oyarzún and Eugenio Dittborn. The complexity of South American society is also emphasised in the contemporary photographs of Marcos López.

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Maria Nepomuceno
Grande Boca (Big Mouth) (installation view) 2013
courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London
© Maria Nepomuceno

Locating poetry

Many artworks appeal to our creative impulse. They invite us to step into the unknown and to explore what might be possible or what could be discovered. This is the mark of a continent in constant transformation. Artists seek out and identify the beauty and character within histories, places and cultures. Colonial histories and personal memories connect in the work of Fernando Arias, while Eduardo Navarro’s bronze walnuts are like time capsules, forming pockets of memory created especially for rediscovery. 

Images and language are powerful forces that can increase meaning and alter assumptions. ‘Poetry’ feels ever-present in South America. From the anti-poetry of Nicanor Parra to the word play of Lenora de Barros and Juan Castillo, it exists in multiple art forms here. Poetry can also be found in the pursuit of happiness in the self-created suburbs of many cities and towns – images of which you can experience here. These places defy geography to offer a space where dreams may come true.

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Eduardo Navarro
Monuments 2016
courtesy of the artist, Argentina

Intersections

Today, life in South America is a fusion of multiple histories, traditions and influences. This blend of cultures, languages and different world perspectives is reflected in the work of many artists here. The unique interweaving of cultures is expressed by the Spanish word mestizo: a person of combined European and Amerindian descent. 

As part of this blending, artists select and re-present iconic imagery from the past. In the process they create fresh meanings in different forms and ensure the continued visual presence of important historical material. Referencing work of indigenous makers or craftspeople and combining this with elements from popular culture breaks down the separation of the past and the present. These artists create a politically powerful mix of cultural forms that are linked across time and place.

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Demian Schopf
La Nave [Ch’uta Mariachi] (The Ship (Ch’uta Mariachi)) 2015
courtesy of the artist, Chile

Fractured memories

Artists from South America play a role in documenting and remembering people who have suffered injustice or trauma. They create records that prevent loss and transport us to a space that’s somewhere between dream and reality. In this way art creates memories that act less as a guard against forgetting than as a way of shifting our thoughts. Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira’s reflection on the impact of DNA testing in locating the remains of missing people is an example.

Rosângela Rennó’s photography evokes the tenacity and fragility of memory and history, while pointing to the fact that some stories become the accepted version of the past. 

Symbols are commonly used by artists to express events or experiences that are too painful for words or to communicate in situations of imposed silence. They help us to connect with the most intimate pain through personal biography or to share thoughts and feelings. Humour is also used by artists. Alejandro Thornton playfully reinforces the importance of Argentinian political figure, Eva Perón.

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Rosângela Rennó
Boots 1996–2000 from: Série Vermelha (Militares) (Red Series)
on loan from Marcio Lobão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Change makers

Rebels are associated with small or large acts of change or transformation. Through their work, many artists have defied the conventions of their day to establish new ideas and forms of art that offer a way for others to act for change. In their searches for ways to denounce oppressive social and political regimes, Paulo Bruscky and Virginia Errázuriz broke conventional understandings of what art is. Acts that in their context seemed small and quiet suddenly became potent, creative forms of resistance that established strong connections between art and life. 

Artists from this region have also pioneered ways of physically and sensually involving audiences in art. The innovative work of Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica takes inspiration from carnival. Drawing on and experimenting with popular forms of architecture and music, and turning to psychology, artists continue to inform and change art around the world and to pave the way for newer generations to similarly challenge boundaries.

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Lygia Clark
O Eu e o Tu (The I and the You) 1967, 2016
on loan from the Cultural Association of The World of Lygia Clark (Associação Cultural O Mundo de Lygia Clark)

 

Horizons and possibilities

Space to Dream offers a view into the way artists in South America engage with and influence contemporary life and culture. Whether conveying politics or poetry, the spiritual or the profane, recent art from South America offers a place for reflection. Through their work, artists have been able to take a critical stance, encourage social consciousness or document revolutionary actions – individually and collectively, they have demonstrated the power of art and artists to bring about change. Alongside this, the playful attitude of artists such as Maria Nepomuceno and Ernesto Neto creates insightful, democratic concepts of culture. The mingling of indigenous and other cultures is expressed in ways that keep alive the multiple histories of the region. 

Other artists create an imagined future that is both innovative and inviting – this space to dream, where disaster coexists with complex cultures and dynamic societies, uses the poetic to create new meanings and possibilities.

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Juan Fernando Herrán
Bifurcación (Junction) 2008
courtesy of the artist and Galería Nueveochenta, Bogotá, Colombia 

Tickets

Buy tickets online or purchase on any day of the exhibition from the Gallery's information desk.

Any-day admission

General admission $15
Earlybird tickets $12.50
Concession $10
Children 12 and under FREE
Members FREE
 

Partner offers

Rialto Cinemas Cine Buzz members $10
Delegates at Auckland Conventions’ venues $10

 

More information

Prices include GST. Booking and delivery fees, where charged, are additional to the admission price.

Concession rate applies to CSC holders, Seniors and Students with ID. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Members must present a valid membership card.

All education group visits to Space to Dream for 10 or more people must be booked at least two weeks in advance – see the Visit section below for further information.

Full of beautiful textures, colours and surprises!!'

Visitor

Events

Explore exhibition themes and celebrate the vibrancy of South American culture through events that include four special Space to Dream weekends full of talks, music, dance and film – full details below.

Visit on a Saturday and join one of our volunteer guides on a 30-minute tour of the exhibition at 12.45pm.

Experience the exhibition after hours during a special one-off Open Late on Tuesday 6 September. The Gallery will be open from 6–10pm and there will be live music from Scuba Diva and the Friendly Potential DJs. Pay bar and food available.

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Storytellers, Histories and Memories
Storytellers, Histories and Memories

10am – 5pm

Free

Reflecting on South America and its histories, the events planned for the first Space to Dream themed weekend offer reflections on how narrative enters into culture in South America.

Storytellers, Histories and Memories

10am – 5pm

Free

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Dreamers and Revolutionaries
Dreamers and Revolutionaries

10am – 5pm

Free

The events planned for the second Space to Dream themed weekend examine reality through a different lens to foster new perspectives.

Dreamers and Revolutionaries

10am – 5pm

Free

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Peoples: Mixing Cultures
Peoples: Mixing Cultures

10am – 5pm

Free

A celebration of life, the third Space to Dream themed weekend Peoples: Mixing Cultures will be full of energy and celebration (fiesta style!) and reveals the cultures of South America that interconnect through history and experience.

Peoples: Mixing Cultures

10am – 5pm

Free

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Poets
Poets

10am – 5pm

Free

The final Space to Dream themed weekend brings to the forefront the power of language.

Poets

10am – 5pm

Free

Past events

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An introduction to art from South America
An introduction to art from South America

6pm

Free

Join the Santiago-based, co-curator of Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, Beatriz Bustos for an illustrated talk on the art of this region.

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Alfredo Jaar: It is Difficult
Alfredo Jaar: It is Difficult

6pm

SOLD OUT

Artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar presents his first lecture in New Zealand.

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Artists' talk: Maria Nepomuceno and Bernardo Oyarzún
Artists' talk: Maria Nepomuceno and Bernardo Oyarzún

12.30pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Hear visiting artists Maria Nepomuceno (Brazil) and Bernardo Oyarzún (Chile) discuss their work featured in Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America.

Artists' talk: Maria Nepomuceno and Bernardo Oyarzún

12.30pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Panel discussion: Art across the South
Panel discussion: Art across the South

2pm

Free

This is the second in a series of public forums over 2016 organised by Auckland Art Gallery to aid dialogue on topical questions for contemporary art and culture.

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Space to Dream family drop-in
Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

Join us for a special Space to Dream themed family drop-in inspired by the work of visiting Bolivian artist Joaquín Sánchez on the opening weekend of the exhibition.

Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

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Southern District (Zona Sur) 2009
Southern District (Zona Sur) 2009

4pm

Free

Internationally acclaimed Bolivian director Juan Carlos Valdivia introduces his award-winning 2009 film Zona Sur (Southern District).

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Curators' tour: Space to Dream
Curators' tour: Space to Dream

12pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Join co-curators of Space to Dream, Santiago-based Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel and Auckland Art Gallery's Zara Stanhope for a tour of this landmark exhibition.

Curators' tour: Space to Dream

12pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Kandire (2014)
Kandire (2014)

1pm

Free

Enjoy a screening of the documentary Kandire 2014, by director Rosana Matecki.

Kandire (2014)

1pm

Free

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Artists' talk: Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira and Joaquín Sánchez
Artists' talk: Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira and Joaquín Sánchez

2pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Hear visiting artists Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira (Chile) and Joaquín Sánchez (Bolivia) discuss their work featured in Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America.

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Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)
Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)

3.30pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Brazilian artist Lenora de Barros presents her 2014 performance work Pregação (Nail Action).

Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)

3.30pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Yvy Maraey (Land Without Evil) 2013
Yvy Maraey (Land Without Evil) 2013

7pm

Free

Screening of Yvy Maraey, about a filmmaker who retraces the steps of Swedish explorer Erland Nordeskiold with a Guarani Indian from the highlands of La Paz to the swamps in the forests of South Eastern Bolivia.

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Art bite with Rosa Gubay
Art bite with Rosa Gubay

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Art writer Rosa Gubay discusses the work of three artists in the recently opened exhibition Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America; Patrick Hamilton, Marcos Lopez Cinthia Marcelle.

Art bite with Rosa Gubay

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Lygia Clark films
Lygia Clark films

3pm

Free

Short documentary produced on the occassion of the 2014 MoMA retrospective Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988​.

Lygia Clark films

3pm

Free

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Tango and Bolero: Music, Migration and Modernisation
Tango and Bolero: Music, Migration and Modernisation

1pm

Free

Senior Lecturer Leonel Alvarado discusses how tango and bolero reflect the changes that cities like Buenos Aires and Mexico City were undergoing from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century and the way tango and bolero were transformed throughout that century 

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Cantos de viaje (Chants of a Journey)
Cantos de viaje (Chants of a Journey)

3pm

Free

A voyage through the Amazon from Colombia to the coast of Brazil.

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Stephen Cleland on Alfredo Jaar
Stephen Cleland on Alfredo Jaar

2pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Join Stephen Cleland, Curator at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, for a short introduction to Alfredo Jarr’s work in Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America followed by a visit to nearby Trish Clark Gallery to view another grouping of the artist’s works in the exhibition Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images.

Stephen Cleland on Alfredo Jaar

2pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Stephen Cleland on C.A.D.A. and Lotty Rosenfeld
Stephen Cleland on C.A.D.A. and Lotty Rosenfeld

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Curator Stephen Cleland gives his insights into the works of the Chilean artist collective – Colectivo De Acciones De Arte (C.A.D.A.) as well as Lotty Rosenfeld’s Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento (4) (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement [4]).

Stephen Cleland on C.A.D.A. and Lotty Rosenfeld

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Art bite with John Mutambu
Art bite with John Mutambu

3pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Artspace Curatorial Assistant John Mutambu discusses the work of artists Luis Camnitzer, Jonathas de Andrade and Lenora de Barros.

Art bite with John Mutambu

3pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2002
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2002

12pm

Free

The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20.

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Space to Dream family drop-in
Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

Join us for a special Space to Dream themed family drop-in inspired by Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno and her colourful installation Grande Boca.

Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

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La danza de la realidad (The Dance of Reality) 2013
La danza de la realidad (The Dance of Reality) 2013

1pm

Free

Based on Jorodowsky’s life, the film blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry and reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a 'dance' created by our own imaginations. 

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Ge Luz
Ge Luz

3pm

Free

Brazilian musician Ge Luz performs a solo acoustic set in the south atrium. 

Ge Luz

3pm

Free

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Written on the Wall: Latin American Street Storytellers from Muralismo to Graffiti
Written on the Wall: Latin American Street Storytellers from Muralismo to Graffi...

1pm

Free

Director of the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies at The University of Auckland, Dr Walescka Pino-Ojeda presents a lecture 'Written on the Wall: Latin American Street Storytellers from Muralismo to Graffiti'.

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Samba with Brazilian Divas
Samba with Brazilian Divas

3pm

Free

Enjoy a free performance by the Brazilian Divas, New Zealand's best samba group. 

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Alda Rezende and The CBD Latin Project
Alda Rezende and The CBD Latin Project

3.30pm

Free

For this very special concert Alda Rezende will join forces with The CBD Latin Project, the new band of Brazilian musician extraordinaire Henrique Morales, together with pianist Karl Benton and drummer Lance Bentley. 

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Tony Manero (2008)
Tony Manero (2008)

1pm

Free

As Augusto Pinochet holds Chile in the grip of a dictatorship, a fifty-year-old man obsessed with John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever imitates his idol each weekend in a small bar on the outskirts of Santiago. 

Tony Manero (2008)

1pm

Free

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Violeta se fue a los cielos (Violeta Went to Heaven) 2012
Violeta se fue a los cielos (Violeta Went to Heaven) 2012

3pm

Free

A portrait of the famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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Art bite with Dr Zara Stanhope
Art bite with Dr Zara Stanhope

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Auckland Art Gallery Principal Curator, Head of Programmes and co-curator of Space to Dream Dr Zara Stanhope discusses some of her favourite works in the exhibition.

Art bite with Dr Zara Stanhope

1pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

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Art-illery: avant-garde and dictatorship during 1960s Brazil
Art-illery: avant-garde and dictatorship during 1960s Brazil

3pm

Free

Dr Genaro Vilanova Miranda Oliveira from the Latin American Studies Program at The University of Auckland presents an illustrated talk on the art and politics of Brazil during the 1960s.

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After hours talk: Juan Fernando Herrán
After hours talk: Juan Fernando Herrán

6pm

Free

Colombian artist Juan Fernando Herrán whose works from his 2008 series Escala features in the landmark survey exhibition Space to Dream, discusses his past and recent projects.

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La historia oficial (The Official Story) 1985
La historia oficial (The Official Story) 1985

1pm

This Argentine drama focuses on Alicia, a high school history teacher who is leading a comfortable life with her husband, Roberto, a businessman with ties to the military, and their adopted daughter. 

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La nana (The Maid) 2009
La nana (The Maid) 2009

3pm

Free

The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean Household, rediscovers herself.

La nana (The Maid) 2009

3pm

Free

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Space to Dream family drop-in
Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

Join us for a special Space to Dream themed family drop-in inspired by the art of Paraguayan artist Joaquín Sánchez.

Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

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No (2012)
No (2012)

1pm

Free

A film based on the unpublished play El Plebiscito written by Antonio Skármeta portrays the historical moment when advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns.

No (2012)

1pm

Free

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Jennifer Zea
Jennifer Zea

2pm

Free

Jennifer Zea

2pm

Free

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Beyond Revolutionary Utopia: Turning the World Rightside Up
Beyond Revolutionary Utopia: Turning the World Rightside Up

1pm

Free

Join Dr Kathryn Lehman, Senior Lecturer and co-founder, New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Auckland for an illustrated and engaging insight into the socio-political situation in South America.

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Latinaotearoa
Latinaotearoa

3pm

Free

Join local band Latinaotearoa for a what is sure to be a vibrant and memorable set in our North Atrium

Latinaotearoa

3pm

Free

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Midsummer Night's Tango (2013)
Midsummer Night's Tango (2013)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

Argentina is the birthplace of tango – or is it? Not according to the people of Finland.

Midsummer Night's Tango (2013)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

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Machuca (2004)
Machuca (2004)

1pm

Free

Machuca (2004)

1pm

Free

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Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light) 2010
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light) 2010

1pm

Free

A documentary that unites astronomy, the present, the past and the collective memory presented in Chile’s Atacama desert where astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. 

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El baño del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) 2007
El baño del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) 2007

1pm

Free

Inspired by the visit of Pope John Paul II to Uruguay in 1988, The Pope’s Toilet cloaks religious critique in the scrappy tempo of irremediable poverty and irrepressible enterprise. 

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Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa
Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa

12pm

Free

Join Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa for a performance and demonstration in the North Atrium.

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Un cuento chino (Chinese Takeaway) 2011
Un cuento chino (Chinese Takeaway) 2011

1pm

Free

Film telling the story of Roberto and a Chinese man named Jun who wanders lost in Buenos Aires in search of his only living family member, his uncle. 

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Little Paris to Tropicália: 200 years of racial mixing and national utopias in Brazilian art
Little Paris to Tropicália: 200 years of racial mixing and national utopias in B...

1pm

Free

Focusing on three distinct artistic movements Dr Genaro Vilanova Miranda Oliveira discusses how artists creatively responded to racial and political theories from their respective contexts both to produce innovative artworks but also to engage as leading voices in national debates.

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Zouk Art Dancers
Zouk Art Dancers

2pm

Free

Join Trajano Leydet and Shannon Ring from Zouk Art Dancers for a demonstration of this beautiful partner dance.

Zouk Art Dancers

2pm

Free

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Henrique con Tumbao
Henrique con Tumbao

2.30pm

Free

Enjoy a performance of Latin music led by Henrique Morales on acoustic guitar and vocals with Edwin Westermeier on percussion and vocals.

Henrique con Tumbao

2.30pm

Free

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Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998
Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998

12pm

Free

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. 

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Julio comienza en Julio (Julio Begins in July) 1977
Julio comienza en Julio (Julio Begins in July) 1977

1pm

Free

The film tells the story of a teenager of the Chilean upper class of the early twentieth century, Julio, and the ritual initiation phase which every boy must go through to meet social accepted canons of maturity.

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Space to Dream: Open Late
Space to Dream: Open Late

6–10pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

Auckland Art Gallery and VICE New Zealand present a one-off, after-hours event with music from Scuba Diva and the Friendly Potential DJs.

Space to Dream: Open Late

6–10pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

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Ricky Medeiros duo
Ricky Medeiros duo

2pm

Free

Ricky de Medeiros is a Brazilian guitarist who is part of the instrumental Latin music scene in New Zealand.

Ricky Medeiros duo

2pm

Free

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Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)

2pm

Free

This is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez — 'Gabo' to all of Latin America — winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, author of the globally popular masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the most popular and perhaps best writer in Spanish since Cervantes.

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Poetry reading
Poetry reading

12pm

Free

Join members of Auckland Latin American Community (ALAC) and Letras Latinas Biblioteca Comunitaria for a poetry reading and discussion.

Poetry reading

12pm

Free

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No More Magical Realism, Gracias!
No More Magical Realism, Gracias!

1pm

Free

Senior Lecturer Leonel Alvarado discusses whether Latin American poetry has fallen under the spell of magic, monsters and militarism that for decades have shaped how Latin American fiction has been perceived.

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Salsa demonstration
Salsa demonstration

2pm

Free

Join Brazilian Ricardo Grecco on the dance floor for a salsa dance demonstration. 

Salsa demonstration

2pm

Free

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The CBD Latin Project
The CBD Latin Project

2.30pm

Free

The CBD Latin Project is a new band featuring Brazilian musician extraordinaire Henrique Morales on bass and lead vocals, together with Karl Benton on keyboards and vocals and Lance Bentley on drums.

The CBD Latin Project

2.30pm

Free

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Elefante Blanco (White Elephant) 2012
Elefante Blanco (White Elephant) 2012

1pm

Free

Two priests, the old veteran Father Julián and his new younger Belgian colleague, Father Nicolás, and the social worker Luciana, work in a slum area of Buenos Aires known as Ciudad Oculta.

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La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009

1pm

Free

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the 'Milk of Sorrow', which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped in times of terrorism in Peru during or soon after pregnancy. 

Visit

Groups

All education group visits to Space to Dream for 10 or more people must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your visit and must be confirmed by the Gallery in writing.

Tours will include an introduction to Space to Dream and a selection of artworks and ideas in the exhibition. The duration and nature of your tour will be negotiated when you book.

To make a booking, email us with the details of your group, group size and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit. Payment can be made at the Gallery's front desk on the day of your visit.
 

Early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education group bookings

For all education groups on a general visit to Space to Dream, we offer entry to the exhibition and the support of our Volunteer Guides for your group visit.

Early childhood groups FREE
Primary school groups FREE
Secondary school groups $5
Tertiary and ESOL groups $10
Adult helpers (per person) $10

Cost per person, for groups of 10 or more people. Bookings essential for guided tour.

 

Adult education group bookings

Adult education groups $15

Cost per person, for groups of 10 or more people. Bookings essential for guided tour.

 

Facilitated education programmes

We offer regular facilitated programmes for schools, some of which focus on a specific work or works in Space to Dream. For details of these programmes, visit our Primary and Secondary pages and look out for references to Space to Dream.

Booking is strongly recommended and booked groups will be prioritised. Large groups will be admitted into the exhibition in smaller groups.

Space to Dream is proof that resistance to oppression, dictatorship, brutality and fear can produce beautiful, important work…’

Anthony Byrt, Metro magazine

Extras

Artists

List of artists and artist collectives in Space to Dream

Fernando Arias
Born 1963, Armenia, Colombia
Lives and works in Colombia and the UK

Catalina Bauer
Born 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Paulo Bruscky
Born 1949, Recife, Brazil
Lives and works in Recife, Brazil

Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.)
(Action Art Collective)
Santiago, Chile 1979–89
Fernando Balcells / Born 1950, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile
Juan Castillo / Born 1952, Antofagasta, Chile
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden
Diamela Eltit / Born 1949, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile
Lotty Rosenfeld / Born 1943, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile
Raúl Zurita / Born 1951, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Luis Camnitzer
Born 1937, Lubeck Germany
Lives and works in New York City, USA

Juan Castillo
Born 1952, Antofagasta, Chile
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Carlos Castro
Born 1976, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogota, Colombia

Lygia Clark
Born 1920, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Died 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira
Born 1973, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Jonathas de Andrade
Born 1982, Maceió, Brazil
Lives and work in Recife, Brazil

Lenora de Barros
Born 1953, São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

Eugenio Dittborn
Born 1943, Santa Cruz, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Juan Downey
Born 1940, Santiago, Chile
Died 1993, New York City, USA

Ronald Duarte
Born 1962, Barra Mansa, Brazil
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juan Manuel Echavarría
Born 1947, Medellín, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogota, Colombia

Virginia Errázuriz
Born 1941, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

León Ferrari
Born 1920, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ignacio Gumucio
Born 1971, Viña del Mar, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Patrick Hamilton
Born 1974, Leuven, Belgium
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain

Juan Fernando Herrán
Born 1963, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

Alfredo Jaar
Born 1956, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in New York City, USA

Cristóbal León
Born 1980, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

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Joaquín Cociña
Born 1980, Concepción, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Marcos López
Born 1958, Santa Fe, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kevin Mancera
Born 1982, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

Antonio Manuel
Born 1947, Avelãs de Caminha, Portugal
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cinthia Marcelle
Born 1974, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Eduardo Navarro
Born 1979 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Maria Nepomuceno
Born in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ernesto Neto
Born 1964, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hélio Oiticica
Born 1937, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died 1980, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bernardo Oyarzún
Born 1963, Llanquihue, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Liliana Porter
Born 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in New York City, USA

Rosângela Rennó
Born 1962, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miguel Ángel Ríos
Born 1943, Catamarca, Argentina
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico and New York City, USA

Lotty Rosenfeld
Born 1943, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Joaquín Sánchez
Born 1977, Barrero, Paraguay
Lives and works in La Paz, Bolivia and Asunción, Paraguay

Martín Sastre
Born 1976, Montevideo, Uruguay
Lives and works in Montevideo, Uruguay

Demian Schopf
Born 1975, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Alejandro Thornton
Born 1970, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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FAQs

When and where can I see Space to Dream?

Space to Dream is on show at Auckland Art Gallery from Saturday 7 May – Sunday 18 September 2016. The exhibition is open during normal Gallery hours, 10am–5pm, and is located on level 1. Download a map of the Gallery.

How do I buy tickets? How much do they cost?

See the Tickets section above for full details. For online tickets, Eventfinda's standard terms and conditions apply.

How do I become a Member and see the exhibition for free?

Gallery Members receive free unlimited entry to Space to Dream and all ticketed exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery. Visit the Membership page for details. 

Do groups need to make a booking?

Yes. Bookings for education groups (including adult education groups) of 10 or more people should be made by emailing us with the details of your group, group size and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit. Booked groups will be prioritised.

Can I enter more than once with my ticket?

Any-day tickets provide you with exhibition admission on a single day only, but you may visit the exhibition more than once during that day.

Auckland Art Gallery Members and Members Guests receive FREE unlimited entry to Space to Dream.

Why is there a charge for this exhibition?

Your ticket price contributes to the costs involved in developing an exhibition of this scale and in bringing international artworks to New Zealand. 

Do I need a ticket for the rest of the Gallery?

No. Entry to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is free. All other exhibitions, the Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre and the E H McCormick Research Library remain free of charge.

Is there a tour of the exhibition?

Yes. Enjoy at short 30-minute tour of Space to Dream on Saturdays at 12.45pm.

How much time should I allow to view the exhibition?

We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes to view Space to Dream. Last entry will be at 4pm daily.

Is there a programme of events associated with Space to Dream?

Yes, it is accompanied by a special visitor programme. See the Events section above for details. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly enewsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming events straight to your inbox – sign up at the bottom of any page on our website.

Is there a catalogue?

Yes. The bilingual Space to Dream publication with information on each of the artists and background essays by South American and New Zealand writers will be available for purchase in our shop on the ground level.

Can I take photographs in the exhibition?

Yes. You are welcome to take photographs for personal use, but please do not use the flash. View the Gallery's full photography policy. Share your photos on social media with #spacetodream.

Is Space to Dream suitable for families and children?

Families with children of all ages are very welcome, although as always parental guidance is advised.

Children aged 12 and under go FREE to Space to Dream.

Space to Dream Children’s Trail is available for free to use in the exhibition.

Please note we don't allow food or drink in the exhibition and ask that you don't touch the artworks.

After viewing the exhibition, extend your visit with a trip to Todd Foundation Learning Centre exhibition Hole of Yellow Archipelago or join a family drop-in on Saturdays from 1–3pm.

Can I see Space to Dream anywhere else?

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America has been developed for Auckland Art Gallery by Chilean curator Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel and Auckland Art Gallery Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Zara Stanhope. At this stage, the exhibition is not planned to tour and can only be seen at the Gallery.

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