Monday, October 1, 2007

Julian Dashper / review of Christchurch Art Gallery show / from

Dashper's homage to New Zealand artists
The Press | Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Julian Dashper is fascinated by the relationship between art and popular identity. The artist talks to ROSA SHIELS.

What are five drumkits doing in the Christchurch Art Gallery?

The answer is that they are Julian Dashper's Big Bang Theory, his 1992 homage to major New Zealand art and artists. The skin of each bass drum is enamelled with the title of the "group": The Anguses, The Colin McCahons, The Hoteres, The Drivers, The Woollastons – loud statements about the artists who have made a big splash in New Zealand art. More...