July 7 - July 28, 2003
The Kiosk is a permanent public art site for temporary exhibitions,
established in 2000 as the brainchild of the Oblique Trust. After a nasty
bunch of knocks from local vandals the Kiosk withdrew from public eye
to get a much-needed face-lift. Now, back in place and with new owners,
the Kiosk is playing host to a series of lively exhibitions loosely curated
by The Physics Room.
Currently on view is a collaborative work by the gang at rm401, an artist-run
space sited in downtown Auckland. The work features a diorama made up
of shonky balsa-wood reconstructions, individually contributed by rm401
staff and associates - downscaled models of rm401 furniture that
the gallery crew are seemingly fond of. There is a minuscule bar, a rm401
gallery sandwich board and a bookcase, arranged to convey a rather homesick
tribute to all things 401. Lastly a postcard on the Kiosk’s interior
wall calls attention to the bright lights of Auckland, creating a windowed
snapshot for Christchurch voyeurs to rm401’s stomping ground.