Face t0 Face
December 15 - January 8 1999
Sean Kerr's Face t0 Face / The Minimalist Massacre Part II
greets visitors as they enter the gallery with a heart stopping
volley of gunfire triggered by a motion sensor device. Inside
the exhibition space a computer monitor displays well known modernist
artworks - Gordon Walters, Milan Mrkusich - which accumulate new
bullet holes each time someone walks through the door. Continuing
the carnage of formalist artworks, a selection of 'firearm compositions'
are available for the audience to enjoy on compact disc, each
named after a well known male artist.
The viewer is the vital ingredient in Face t0 Face, unwittingly
contributing to a tongue in cheek obliteration of our artistic
heritage, and left to contemplate the conflation of violence,
technology and art that Kerr presents us with.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
Showing of three
Christchurch star, 1999 Dec.
22, p. B5
Face to Face/The Minimalist Massacre Part II, by Sean Kerr; Gallery
5 by Maddie Leach; exhibiton by Simen Johan.