CoCA’s major summer exhibition is Geophagy, the first large-scale Otautahi exhibition by Canterbury-born, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson. After a successful first showing at Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery, this critically acclaimed exhibition has been reworked and up-scaled specifi cally for CoCA's own galleries. In the exhibition, Watson explores how our relationship to the Earth and each other is influenced by technology in complex ways, with the artworks on display offering a broad-spectrum picture of the ways in which technologically-inspired, or caused, developments such as international transportation, instant communication, digital mapping and surveillance, environmental degradation and global migration have irrevocably altered both our social fabric and the natural ecosystem.
With a title that literally means “eating earth”, the mixed-media exhibition features a range of pieces that includes a towering sculptural installation, poetic video works and photography, each exploring our relationship with and influence on the world. Head in to CoCA this summer to broaden your horizons with this new collection of work from a major talent on the country’s contemporary art scene.
Ruth Watson: Geophagy
Centre of Contemporary Art, Dec 16 – Feb 18