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Reasonable force

g. bridle, Fitts & Holderness, Marnie Slater, Société Réaliste and Sian Torrington

Curated by Melanie Oliver

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 26 May
// Show runs from Thursday 27 May until Saturday 12 June 2010… Continue

Daniel du Bern & Simon Taylor

Cosmos Club

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 5 May 2010 (yes, Cinco De Mayo!)
// Show runs from Thursday 6 May until Saturday 22 May

From Matthew Crookes’ Post-Rapture Book Club we move to Cosmos Club by Daniel du Bern and Simon Taylor.

After featuring in our instructional works show last year, Daniel du Bern returns to RM, bringing Simon Taylor for this collaborative project. Currently based in Melbourne, both artists will be in Auckland for the installation and opening of this exhibition.… Continue

Let’s Get Lost

Selina Foote, Daniel Ellison, Casey O’Connell and Holly Willson

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 24 March 2010
// Show runs from Thursday 25 March until Saturday 10 April

“Sometimes, characters are lost because they do not know how to get to specific place. They know where they have been (and how to get back there) but they don’t know the correct route to reach their goal. This occurs most often when following a road, trail, a map, a river or a set of directions… Darkness, overcast days, thick forests and featureless wastes or plains all increase the chance of getting lost.”

-from the ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ manual… Continue

Barbara Kanc & Metod Blejec

How Art Affects Kiwis in Relation to Global Change

// Opening Wednesday 3 March 2010, 6pm
// Exhibition runs from Thursday 4 March until Saturday 20 March 2010

“A multi-disciplinary state-specific project ‘How Art Affects Kiwis in Relation to Global Change’ aims to collect a vast understanding channeled through the notion of the term ‘kiwi’, in reference to the fruit, a bird or a human. Using your collective thoughts, feelings and ideas we intend to shed a humorous light on the heated, worldwide debate of change. By responding to the question on the project postcard: ‘What does Kiwi mean to you?Continue

RM Archive launch

// Saturday 19 December until Wednesday 23 December 2009

With over 12 years worth of images, exhibition invites, publications and artists ephemera sitting in boxes in our storeroom, RM decided that it was high time that we establish a better and more accessible archive: the type of archive that would enable us to give new life to this old material, but one that might also be shaped by artists and an arts community with a vested interest in it.

Whilst in South Korea for his 2008 SAP residency William Hsu introduced us to the InsaArtSpace Archive, an incredible facility that became a model for an approach that we might take: The IAS aims to stand for making an active archive… a radical archive that seeks out highly creative and innovative projects, a collaborative archive between artists and researchers, an open archive with a loose and intermittent network that enables public participation; in short, an experimental, flexible and evolving archive.… Continue

Best Before: perishable artworks

The annual RM shop

// Saturday 19 December until Wednesday 23 December 2009

Featuring works by Colleen Altagracia, Melanie Bell, Lisa Benson, Jarad Bryant, Paul Chapman, Xin Cheng, Matthew Crookes, Chris Cudby, Kristin D’Agostino, Kirsten Dryburgh, Marita Hewitt, William Hsu, Meiling Lee, Esther Leigh, Gaby Montejo, NAS, Isabella Pachter, Paperwasp Collective, David Pickett, A.D. Schierning, Masato Takasaka, Erica van Zon and more

Since 2003, RM has ended the year by bringing together a shop full of art multiples, miniatures, catalogues, handicrafts, food and beverages.

This year we thought we would change the format slightly — focusing on perishable art: objects with a shelf-life, art multiples with use-by dates, self-destructing sculptures, a slowly disappearing inventory of stock…

NB: ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF WORK GO DIRECTLY BACK TO THE CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS – this is not a RM fundraiser, but a chance to put some money back into the pockets of some of the artists who we love and support.… Continue