Four highly immersive presentations by leading international artists are brought together in this exhibition about the body and language in art today.

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.

Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet continues until Sunday 7 June

Credits

Artists
Shahryar Nashat, Switzerland
Sriwhana Spong, New Zealand/UK
Frances Stark, USA
Martine Syms, USA 

Image
Sriwhana Spong castle-crystal (still) 2019
16mm film transferred to HD video 
Co-commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Edinburgh Art Festival.

 

 

Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet includes new and recent work by Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland), Frances Stark (USA) and Martine Syms (USA), and a work by UK-based New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong which was co-commissioned for the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2019.