Etienne de France - Artist Lecture - Wellington's International Artist in Residence

8 Mar 2016 6:00 PM
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The Pit Lecture Theatre - Te Ara Hihiko
Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12)

Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency is delighted to announce Etienne de France, our first 2016 artist in residence, has now arrived in Wellington! Please join us for Etienne de France's introductory artist lecture - hear the artist talk about his creative practice and his plans for his residency in Wellington. Etienne will show examples of his previous and on-going projects and address a central theme in his artistic practice: the relationship between nature and modified landscapes. Using the format of fictional documentary and questioning the role of landscape as a space for struggle and the imagination, the artist will discuss his approach to his new project The Green Vessel which addresses, among other themes, the dairy industry, hyper-cartography and science-fiction.

After the lecture, light refreshments will be served and you will have a chance to meet the artist.

Etienne de France (b. 1984, Paris) is a visual artist currently based in Paris, France. He recieved a B.A in Art History and Archaeology in Paris (2002-2005), and then completed a B.A in Visual Arts at the Iceland Art Academy of Reykjavik (2005-2008). Etienne persues a multidisciplinary art practice, using a variety of media such as writing, video, photography, drawing and sculpture. Drawing on the fields of architecture and science, and interweaving poetic fiction with precise facts, he creates series of works which investigate the possibilities of nature and landscape. For the next three months, De France will live and work in Wellington city, residing in Te Whare Hēra's impressive live-work studio, gallery and apartment suite situated at the prow end of Wellington waterfront's Clyde Quay Wharf Development. Etienne's residency in Wellington will involve a number of exciting arist-led events, creating opportunities for Wellington's public to interact directly with this international artist. From February - April 2016, Etienne plans to develop an aspect of his on-going project The Green Vessel - a multi-layered endeavour consisting of film, installation and drawing.

Etienne de France's residency is supported by the French Embassy in New Zealand, Te Whare Hēra and French Artists is a special initiative enabling artists from France to participate in the Te Whare Hēra residency programme in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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