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09 July 2011 —
04 September 2011

Rapid Change

Gregory Holm & Matthew Radune, Ice House Detroit, 2010. C-type print. Photo by Gregory Holm. Courtesy of the artists
Gregory Holm & Matthew Radune, Ice House Detroit, 2010 (installation view). 35mm film transferred to Blu-ray, 6
Anu Pennanen, A Day in the Office, 2006 (video still)
Dieneke Jansen, McLennan Development, Papakura Military Camp, 2011 (installation view). Inkjet billboard print. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Dieneke Jansen, McLennan Development, Papakura Military Camp, 2011 (installation view). Inkjet billboard print. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Rufina Wu & Stefan Canham, Portraits from Above (Building 1, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong), 2008. C-type print. Courtesy of the artists
Rufina Wu & Stefan Canham, Portraits from Above (Building 1, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong; Building 5, Tai Kok Tsui Area, Hong Kong), 2008 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett
Rufina Wu & Stefan Canham, Portraits from Above (Building 1, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong), 2008 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett
Peter Wareing, Utility Black, 2011 (installation view). Dual channel digital video, 30min/loop. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Elisapeta Heta, Mega Mall Information Centre, 2011 (installation view). Digital video, vinyl signage, timber, MDF, cardboard. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Elisapeta Heta, Mega Mall Information Centre, 2011 (installation view). Digital video, vinyl signage, timber, MDF, cardboard. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Elisapeta Heta, Mega Mall Information Centre, 2011 (installation view). Digital video, vinyl signage, timber, MDF, cardboard. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Rapid Change, 2011. Signage design by Kalee Jackson

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Rapid Change features nine artists who have explored cities facing periods of major transformation. Focussing on Auckland, Detroit, Hong Kong, Liverpool and New York works in the exhibition consider the politics and societal impact of change in the urban environment.

While cities are continually in a state of flux there are often concentrated periods of rapid change that dramatically shape urban landscapes and greatly impact communities. Auckland is currently at the beginning of such a period. The rapid merger of eight regional councils into one 'Super City' government together with the electoral promise of rapid public transport has set Auckland on a course of major transformation. By looking at significant changes in cities around the world Rapid Change considers Auckland's past and future urban landscape within a global context.

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Radio New Zealand – Ice House Detroit

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Gregory Holm: Ice House Detroit