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31 July 2004 —
15 September 2004

History Now

History Now, 2004 (installation view).
History Now, 2004 (installation view).
History Now, 2004 (installation view).
Megan Murphy, Invitation to Thought, 2004 (installation view). Mixed media.
Christa Napier-Robertson, Rhythm, Rhyme & Reason, 2002 (installation view). Perspex and fluorescent lighting.
Dane Mitchell, Example of True Stratification #7 (top), 2004 (installation view). Drawing. Present Surface of Tell (bottom), 2004 (installation view). Cast plaster.
Dane Mitchell, Present Surface of Tell, 2004 (installation view). Cast plaster.
Dane Mitchell, Example of True Stratification #7, 2004. Drawing.
Richard Maloy, White Structure, 2004 (installation view). Mixed media.
Emily Mafile
David Hatcher, Treaty of Waitangi - 1st Article, 2004. Screenprint on plexiglass.
Francis Upritchard, Prince Charles, 1998 (installation view). Mixed media.
Gail Haffern, Why did the chicken cross the road?, 2004 (installation view). Computer prints.
Glen Hayward, Quell, 2004. Custom wood.
Jacqueline Fahey, Can Painting Change Anything?, 2003. Oil on board.
James Pinker, Nobody Knows Part One, 2004 (installation view). Dvd.
Lauren Lysaght, Nationhoodlums_ Meet the Gang - Fact or Fiction, Doggerel, Monkey Business, Enoughrope, Old School, Naivete, Two Ties, Necromancer, 2004 (detail). Mixed media.
Lauren Lysaght, Nationhoodlums_ Meet the Gang - Fact or Fiction, Doggerel, Monkey Business, Enoughrope, Old School, Naivete, Two Ties, Necromancer, 2004 (installation view). Mixed media.
Mary McIntyre, Organ Donation, 2004 (detail). Mixed media on paper.
Mary McIntyre, Organ Donation, 2004. Mixed media on paper.
Nicholas Spratt, Brutopia Part II, 2004 (detail). Mixed media.
Nicholas Spratt, Brutopia Part II, 2004 (installation view). Mixed media.
Peter Madden, Interior Affairs - Department of Shadows, (Sub Plots to Interior Dialogue), 2002 (detail). Mixed media.
Peter Madden, Interior Affairs - Department of Shadows, (Sub Plots to Interior Dialogue), 2002 (installation view). Mixed media.
Peter Siddell, Memorial, 2004. Oil on canvas.
Sean Kerr, Fountain, 2004 (video still). Dvd.
Shin-Young Park, Test the Audience, 2003. Screenprint on board.
Steve Lovett, The History of History 1 and the History of History 2, 2004 (installation view). Black and white photographs.
Shigeyuki Kihara, Launiu Maiden, from the series Face Aitu - House of Spirits, 2004. Photographer Sean Coyle. Mixed media and digital photography. Funded by the Pacific Island Business Trust.

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History Now focuses on contemporaneous reactions in art to a range of religious, political and social concerns. Focusing on current events enables the artist to project a rawness and immediacy not normally afforded by historical views. Many works which explore social concerns were created long after the event, and therefore take on, partly, a revisionist bent.

In this selection of works artists draw on issues, be they moderate or controversial in nature, as they see them occurring and affecting people today. Some are historical in nature, along with new social concerns which could have major implications for the future.

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History Now publication, 2004