• 21Jul

    Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t | John Vea

    John Vea

    Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t

    21 July – 3 September

    Corban Estate Arts Centre

    West Auckland






    Exhibition Details



    John Vea |  Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t



    This new exhibition by John Vea critiques Western society’s preoccupation with putting up artificial barriers between people and the natural world.  In this video installation John Vea lays a small number of pavements to create a path across a landscape, painstakingly reusing tiles to demonstrate the repetitive actions undertaken by builders and the low wages they receive for these laborious tasks. During his residency in Hawai’i, Vea met artist/poet and activist Imaikalani Kalahele. Vea was struck by Kalahele’s statement: “what do we do with all da concrete rubbish?”




    Public Programme



    Culture and Privilege: Round table discussion with artists John Vea and Sakina Ewazi

    Saturday 19 August, 11am-12pm



    Corban Estate Arts Centre

    2 Mt Lebanon Lane


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