Artfairs

Auckland Art Fair | Projects Programme 2016

GRANT STEVENS / STARKWHITE
25 – 29 MAY 2016   

Grant Stevens is represented in Pacific Real Time, the inaugural edition of Auckland Art Fair Project Programme curated by Jarrod Rawlins, curator at MONA, Hobart, and Simon Rees, Director, Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth. They selected works for the Project Programme “that are addressed to the dissociative rupture of being Pacific: work that is from this geographic space even though it is about something else – works facing the challenges and failures of modernism and modernity lodged here; discourses linked to travel; psychic and psychological resonances of displacement; all things post-colonial; simultaneity in all its guises; how art and life has changed in the digital age; and what ‘Pacific time’ means today.”

The curators have selected Stevens’ multi-channel video installation Sky in which a virtual camera floats across a panorama of endlessly generating digital clouds. Created with a single photograph as its starting point, Sky explores the possibilities for the proliferation of the digital image, while also seeking space for quietude and contemplation. Accompanied by a dreamy soundscape, which is similarly digitally generated to create infinitely variable patterns and loops, Sky’s panorama is without progression or climax. Instead, as a counterpoint to our ‘culture of distraction’, it offers a kind of meditation on the perpetual present; an ever-changing, yet consistent experience of the present moment. 

Viewing copies of Grant Stevens videos can also be seen at Starkwhite’s booth (C9).

Grant Stevens is an Australian artist currently based in Sydney. Working predominantly with video, as well as photography, sculpture and installation, his art practice explores how the verbal and non-verbal languages of popular screen culture interface with contemporary subjectivity. Often treading a fine line between vacuous and profound, Stevens merges the highly personal with the bleakly generic to explore the apathies and oxymorons plaguing the 21st Century self. He has exhibited regularly since the early 2000s, with numerous solo exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, and many group shows at publicly funded museums and contemporary art spaces internationally. Stevens is currently a Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design.

Artfairs

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The Auckland Art Fair 2021

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The Armory Show 2010 | 1001 Nights
an installation by John Reynolds

Art LA Contemporary 2010

ShContemporary 2008 | Gavin Hipkins, Hye Rim Lee, Jae Hoon Lee and Grant Stevens

Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

Sydney Contemporary 2018

Auckland Art Fair 2018

Auckland Art Fair Projects - Billy Apple®

Auckland Art Fair 2018 - Soap Box Symposium

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2018

Dialogues | London Art Fair 2018 | P18a

Sydney Contemporary 2017

Video Contemporary | Sydney Contemporary 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong Film 2017

VIRTUAL FAIR - Auckland Art Fair

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017

Auckland Art Fair 2016

Auckland Art Fair | Projects Programme 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 | Encounters

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

MICHAEL ZAVROS | ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

Sydney Contemporary 2015

Installation Contemporary Sydney Contemporary 2015

Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 | Michael Zavros

Art Basel Hong Kong 2020

Art Stage Singapore 2015 | Grant Stevens

Melbourne Art Fair 2014 | Michael Zavros

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Encounters | Rebecca Baumann

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 | Gordon Walters

Auckland Art Fair 2013

Sydney Contemporary 2013

Sydney Contemporary | Video Contemporary 2013 Grant Stevens | Clinton Watkins

Sydney Contemporary | Installation Contemporary 2013

Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 | Billy Apple

The Armory Film March 2012 | Gavin Hipkins This Fine Island

Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 - Encounters

The Armory Show 2012 | Martin Basher

Melbourne Art Fair 2012

Art Hong Kong 2012 | Jin Jiangbo

Art Hong Kong 2011

Art Beijing 2010 | Whitney Bedford, Jin Jiangbo and John Reynolds

Art Hong Kong 2010

ART Hong Kong 2009 | John Reynolds

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

Art Basel 39 | Art Unlimited 2008 | et al

Art Basel 39 2008 | Art Statements | Dane Mitchell: Conjuring Form

Performative Geographies

Sydney Contemporary 2019

Auckland Art Fair

Art Basel Hong Kong, 29 - 31 March 2019, Booth 1C03

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2019