Exhibition redefines the humble banana box

25 March 2019

Exhibition redefines the humble banana box

The banana box, that ever-present packaging material, mandatory when packing up a life, shifting house and moving on, provides the framework for the Shutter Room’s next exhibition, Reconfiguring, an installation by Sarah Kippenberger and Chris Schreuder, both graduates of NorthTec's Applied Arts degree programme.

By filling the gallery with banana boxes the artists have taken photography off the wall, creating a new wall: a moving, changing, malleable wall, one able to be reconfigured at will.

They give each box its own personality, its own story, alluding to the myriad complexities intrinsic to the human condition. Yet it is the continuously changing relationship of each box to each other, and to the greater whole, that hints at the heart of this exhibition. The viewer is invited to participate in this reconfiguration.

If you thought you knew about photography and exhibitions then think again; two of the sharpest, and talented, artistic minds in Northland have come together to redefine something that we all thought we knew all about.

The opening event takes place on Friday, 29 March, from 4pm to 7pm. The exhibition runs from 27 March to April 20 at The Shutter Room, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei (at the back of the Old Library).

For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/whangarei.shutterroom.


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