Exhibitions explore evolving human perception




Aug 31, 2023


Times Online




An east Auckland art gallery is staging six new exhibitions featuring work by a diverse range of local and overseas creatives.

Te Tuhi communications and programme co-ordinator Alena Kavka says they opened at the Pakuranga gallery on August 19.

The exhibitions “reflect in different ways our evolving human perception in the face of ongoing rhythms of distance and migration and their intersection with new and old technologies” through the work of artists from New Zealand, China and Taiwan.

The first, coming to Te Tuhi from an international exhibition in Venice, Italy, is Logic Paralyzes the Heart, a multi-media installation by acclaimed American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson.

It comprises wallpaper featuring the faces of “missing people” that have been generated by artificial intelligence with a video narrated by a 61-year-old “cyborg” reflecting on her life.

“In an adjacent gallery, we will be showing REM Sleep, a three-channel video by Taiwanese artist Chia-En Jao…