check out this stunning show by Andrew Drummond the artist who enacted a crucifixition

14 May – 5 September 2010 at Christchurch City Art Gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetu

The first comprehensive survey exhibition of this New Zealand sculptor who came to attention in the 1977 as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival, by re-enacting the crucifixion of St Andrew (itself a re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion). He was naked. He was tied to a wooden cross. As Drummond later told Art New Zealand, “As much as anything else it made people think about the role of witnessing. It wasn’t nice. But then it wasn’t supposed to be.” Coca Gallery has never seen anything like it since.

Focusing on the period between 1980 and 2010, this chalenging exhibition explores Andrew Drummond’s diverse practice, which spans performance art, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography and technology.

Drummond is renowned for producing engaging and dynamic large-scale mixed-media works that explore themes relating to the land and the human body, machines and movement. The exhibition features a major new kinetic sculpture installed in the foyer. His historic influences are Len Lye, Marcel Duchamp and that artist shaman Joseph Beuys who traveled to the USA in the same cage as a coyote.

Drummond’s home and studio is a converted power station between Christchurch’s Heathcote River and the railway tracks – on their way to the port of Lyttelton. Drummond can turn a dirty , lump of coal into something meteoric.
Go and see for yourself this best show in ages.

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  3. Derek Cowie #

    Joseph Beuys meets a live Moa. Haven’t seen or spoken to Andrew for twenty years and concepts of conductivity to divining seem to me to be active, real. If you could pass on my best regards to him. Don’t remember the name, but ‘TOXIC’ is one of my favourite and most memorable moments. Derek Cowie London

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