Embodied Knowledge

Coming soon
07 Jul – 28 Oct 2018

Pauline Rhodes, 'Rock Links', 2016, courtesy of the artist

Pauline Rhodes, 'Rock Links', 2016, courtesy of the artist

Christine Hellyar, Maureen Lander, Vivian Lynn, Pauline Rhodes, The Estate of L. Budd


Embodied Knowledge engages the histories of feminism, critical theory and installation practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a focus on artists who think through the body. The exhibition includes a selection of works from the 1980s that were made using ephemeral materials, site specific and performative or process-based practices – strategies for disrupting dominant language, social and institutional structures. Reflecting on this time as foundational for contemporary art, Embodied Knowledge presents significant works from this period and considers the ongoing importance of situated and embodied knowledge as a conceptual approach for artists.

Curated by Senior Curator, Melanie Oliver.


NO COMMON GROUND |  Saturday 7 July 2018  |  10am-5pm  |  Victoria University of Wellington

A one day symposium addressing histories of feminist art, mana wahine and queer practice, co-organised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, The Dowse Art Museum and Enjoy Public Art Gallery.
A FREE bus will be provided for symposium attendees to join us at the opening of Embodied Knowledge.