Whitecliffe MFA student Hikalu Clarke, lecturers Matt Dowman and Kelly Pretty (a.k.a Tiger Murdoch) have been selected to exhibit in New Perspectives at Artspace on Karangahape Road 23 September - 29 October 2016. 21 artists' proposals were selected from an open call, which drew 120 submissions selected by artist Simon Denny, with assistance from Artspace Director Misal Adnan Yildiz and Curatorial Assistant John Mutambu.
Art critic Anthony Byrt reviewed the exhibition in the November issue of Metro Magazine. He writes, "The result is a thrilling and electric exhibition, and one of the most political shows of the year." Byrt continues, commenting on Hikalu's work, "Clarke’s precarious MDF cut-outs, which reference counter-terrorism architecture and the makeshift barriers and structures used by protest movements, spread through Artspace, acting as obstacles and frames for other artists’ works."
Pantograph Punch critics Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell also discussed the exciting, new exhibition in a conversation online.
Image: Hikalu Clarke, LONG RANGE LOS (MDF cut-out shapes throughout exhibition)