// Opening 6pm, Wed. 18 September
// Thurs. 19 September – Sat. 5 October 2013
Duas Cidades is an exchange between a group of five New Zealand and four South American artists to form a ‘single exhibition’ that occurs in two different galleries in two different cities at the same time: RM in Auckland, New Zealand and VEREDAS-SP in São Paulo, Brazil.
Separated by 12012km, an ocean and a continent, the initial motivation for the exchange project was to address geographical and geopolitical similarities and differences. However, over the course of eighteen months this project has become an on-going series of communications and miscommunications, understandings and misunderstandings, sudden strides forward followed by frequent postponements.
The resulting exhibition is a series of works which in parts address our initial motivations, but the works also reflect lost points of reference, concealed stories and misinterpreted information. There continues to be a shared uncertainty as each group of artists interprets, installs and contextualises the unfamiliar works in their familiar spaces.
Facilitated by Fernanda Barreto and Gabrielle Amodeo