Installation view of Yuk King Tan’s Crisis of the Ordinary, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland.
Crisis of the Ordinary sees objects bound in brightly coloured thread sitting on shelves around the gallery space. Presented as artefacts in a museum or objects at a market, a closer look reveals them to be loudspeakers, batons, cameras, drones, bottles, books, and canisters of different shapes and sizes.
Their maker is New Zealand-raised artist Yuk King Tan and these objects are the miscellanea of protest, discarded objects from demonstrations across New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea and other places. In these objects Tan has created a body of sculpture transforming items both common and unusual in scenes of unrest and dissent.
Exhibition opens: 5:30–8pm Tuesday 20 August 2019
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