Portals and Omens: New Work from the Collection


exhibition Details

This exhibition contemplates how we ‘travel’ with art – how artists respond to history and the world we inhabit.

Art creates a portal to other eras and places while also affecting our perception of contemporary life. Portals and Omens: New Work from the Collection tracks artistic movements from home and across the globe, interlacing recent acquisitions from the Gallery’s New Zealand and International collections.

Key themes traversed in the show will include: passports and portals; forewarning and foreboding; utopias and dystopia; the sublime disrupted; guides and shamans.

Image credit: Goshka Macuga, From Gondwana to Endangered, Who is the Devil Now?, 2020, woven tapestry (3D), wool, cotton and synthetic fibres, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2020

Curated by
Natasha Conland
Level 2