In B.158, the Bulletin of the Christchurch Art Gallery, senior curator Justin Paton maps out the Gallery's new approach to collection displays, which will ignore the usual hard-and-fast separation of historical and contemporary. He says: Though works of art legally 'belong' to the collectors who collect them, in an imaginative sense no one can own them or hold them in place. That's because what characterises the best art is its extreme imaginative volatility – the way meanings change and expand across time. That's what we hope you'll find in the new collection galleries: a place where, each time you visit, fresh meanings come to light.” Brought to Light opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery in late November 09.
Image: John Reynolds, Table of Dynasties (detail), artist's studio view. First presented by Starkwhite at ART HK 09, Table of Dynasties is one of the works featuring in Brought to Light