IMA Director Robert Leonard has curated an exhibition for Starkwhite to coincide with the opening of the Auckland Triennial in May. Titled Bazinga!—the notorious catchphrase of Dr Sheldon Cooper from the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory—the show will explore a nerd sensibility in recent Australian art. It will feature work that touches on science (especially astrophysics) and science fiction (particularly Star Trek); on mathematics and statistics; on technology, computers, computer games, and the internet; and on obsessive fandom, autistic behaviour, social awkwardness and inane pranks. The artists are Rebecca Baumann, Botborg, Antoinette J. Citizen, Gabrielle de Vietri, Danielle Freakley, Daniel McKewen, Ross Manning, Grant Stevens, and Stuart Ringholt.
Bazinga! opens Saturday 11 May at 5:30pm, with an audio-visual feedback performance by Botborg at 7pm, and runs until 8 June.
Image:Rebecca Baumann, Automated Monochome, 2011 (detail)