Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet
Auckland Arts Festival 2020
This exhibition about the body and language in art today brings together four highly immersive presentations by leading international artists. In a cultural era dominated by images, these artists emphasise the relationship between objects, bodies and language. They re-engage ideas of gender politics that were first seen in the 1980s, igniting questions about power and personal truth in the digital age. These ideas are especially relevant again now, as political truths are called into question and the expansion of technology outpaces our understanding of its effect on our lives.
Shahryar Nashat, Switzerland
Sriwhana Spong, New Zealand/UK
Frances Stark, USA
Martine Syms, USA
Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet continues until Sunday 7 June 2020.