David Cross Talk
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
David Cross, Director of the Litmus Research Initiative at Massey University, New Zealand will discuss the recent series ONE DAY SCULPTURE that took place across New Zealand in 2008-2009. ONE DAY SCULPTURE was New Zealand’s first nationwide commissioning series of temporary, place-based public artworks. The series involved New Zealand-based and international artists including Thomas Hirschhorn, Rirkrit Tirivanija, Roman Ondak and Superflex — each of whom were invited to produce a new work that occurred during a discrete 24-hour period over the course of one year. Led by Cross and Claire Doherty — UK-based curator, writer and Director of Situations at the University of the West of England, Bristol — ONE DAY SCULPTURE was produced in partnership with thirteen arts institutions and fifteen curators across New Zealand and realised in Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin from June 2008 to June 2009. Cross will discuss the series in the context of recent issues in temporary public art practice.