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12 March 2016 —
24 July 2016

Conor Clarke:
Scenic Potential

Conor Clarke, Peak I (Berlin), 2014. Inkjet billboard print. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland.
Conor Clarke, Peak II (Berlin), 2014. Inkjet billboard print. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland.
Conor Clarke, Peak III (Berlin), 2014. Inkjet billboard print. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland.

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“I consider the word landscape to mean the viewing of natural or urban environments in terms of their potential to be pictures, discovering an inability to appreciate scenery beyond the frame.”
– Conor Clarke

Berlin-based New Zealand artist Conor Clarke has photographed picturesque mountain terrains which are actually piles of sand and dirt from construction sites in Berlin. Clarke employed conventions of landscape photography to convincingly simulate the scenic, and in doing so questions the objectivity of perception and our romanticisation of nature.

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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