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Whizbang Pop

Watch as moving images flicker, lights glow fluorescent, sculptures burst into motion, artworks lift off walls, and colours explode and retreat.
By Will Seal
January 16, 2012
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By Will Seal
January 16, 2012
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Feeling the need to reconnect with high-brow culture after what is undoubtedly a low-brow summer of craziness?  I sure am.  That's why I put the Art Gallery, Museum and Butterfly House on my list of places to visit.  Because I am culture.

But if hanging onto that good-times element is crucial in your plans for the next few months, why not combine it with a splash of art and creativity?  'Whizz Bang Pop' is the latest exhibition to grace the recently reopened, and insanely amazing Auckland Art Gallery (seriously, the two entrance installation art pieces are worth visiting by themselves).

As they put it…"Let your eyes grow wide, your hearing sharpen and your nerves tingle as sculpture, painting, photographs, videos and prints bring your senses roaring to life. From the eye-watering op art of Bridget Riley's Nineteen Greys to the mind-bending, interactive installation of Luc Peire's Environment III, this exhibition fizzes with emotion".

Covering the period from the 1960s to the present day, Whizz Bang Pop includes new acquisitions, such as Song Dong's atmospheric photographs, A Pot of Boiling Water, alongside well-known favourites, including Ed Ruscha's hypnotic acrylic on canvas, Love Chief.

Watch as moving images flicker, lights glow fluorescent, sculptures burst into motion, artworks lift off walls, and colours explode and retreat.

You took the red pill, and you see how deep that art/rabbit hole goes.

(Image: Bill Culbert, Flat Out, 2009)

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