Due to circumstances beyond the control of Auckland Art Gallery Toi Tāmaki and Alliance Française we unfortunately have to cancel tonight’s talk by Chloé's talk tonight. We are working towards rescheduling the talk in June.
French installation and sculptural artist Chloé Quenum, is the 2018 Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence which is jointly run by Massey University School of Art, Wellington City Council and support from the French Embassy.
Chloé Quenum has a particular interest in transmission media, such as textiles. To her, the textile is a living object and a testimony of cultural overlays and invasions, political and economic ambitions.
In the recent years Chloé Quenum has focused on the notions of ‘origin’ as multiple, varied and itinerant. Cultural crossings are at the heart of her research which consists of testimonials and collections of objects and iconography. 'My practice is not formally systematic and can include several media techniques and materials – but it is always about telling stories.'
Following the exploration of the complex layering of space and time, Chloé recently approached another dimension of humanity in her research; names. How these inherited names, that connect geography, history, symbolism and that transcend generations resonate in our contemporary realities? A question she will also address during her talk at the Gallery.
This event is jointly organised by Alliance Française Auckland.
Easy Listening Talks in Contemporary Art and Culture is a collaborative project by ARTSPACE, Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
- Auditorium, clock tower entrance
- Free entry