The Anne Landa Award exhibition opened last night at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Selected by Christchurch-based curator and author Justin Paton, the artists in the Unguided Tours exhibition lineup (and contenders for the video and new media award of AUD25,000) include Auckland-based artist Jae Hoon Lee.
Here is a short introduction to the show from the AGNSW website:
'Where to'? From a plane halfway round the globe, to a poetic walk through suburban backstreets, to a virtual voyage through a digitally constricted world, the 2011 Anne Landa Award offers a series of 'unguided tours' through some rich imaginative territory. Using video, computer animation, kinetic sculpture and even an immersive game environment, the seven contemporary artists in Unguided Tours explore the lure of other places, the anxieties and pleasures of travel, and the unexpected rewards of getting lost.
Image: Jae Hoon Lee, Becoming (2002), archival pigment ink on Ilford paper