17 Aug 2016

Conrad – child, barbarian, visionary

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 17 August 2016

“An artist is a person who materialises ideas”: that definition comes from New Zealand born artist Christina Conrad. The feminist artist was long before her time in her exposure of convention, prejudice, injustice and the chauvinism of the art world. Conrad is also a filmmaker, sculptor, poet and performer and will read poetry at a group exhibition called ‘Point of Hue” on at Lot23 where her autobiographical film HERETIC will screen. But first her exhibition All Along the Dark Avenues of the Soul shows at Pierre Peeters gallery in Auckland.

Christina Conrad, archival image of the artist

Christina Conrad, archival image of the artist Photo: Desmond Bovey circa 1962

Christina Conrad, artist

Christina Conrad, artist Photo: Yvonne Y