Dane Mitchell - Taking Post Hoc to La Biennale di Venezia
Artist Dane Mitchell, who caused an uproar in 2009 by winning the Waikato National Contemporary Art Award for 'Collateral', which consisted of the binned wrapping from other award entries tipped on to the floor of the Waikato Museum, is back in public view as he heads to the Venice Biennale with a work called 'Post Hoc'. The work, described as a "vast inventory of bygone things", will be broadcast from the Palazzina Canonica on the Riva dei Sette Martiri to different locations throughout the city via industrially produced tree cell towers. He also has two upcoming exhibitions: 'Tuning' at the Hopkinson Mossman gallery in Wellington, which runs 14 Sept to 13 Oct, and 'Iris', a work he has brought back from Japan to the Auckland Art Gallery, opening September 1. This year he will also participate in the first Thailand Biennale.