All There is Left: Art after disaster

All There is Left: Art after disaster

Lieko Shiga, Blindfolded Pilot

A conversation about the impact of natural disasters is at the heart of upcoming exhibition All There is Left, which will be showing at Adam Art Gallery.

The work of Lieko Shiga from Japan and Paul Johns from Christchurch will feature in the exhibition and they will both bring their unique perspectives on the natural disasters that hit their communities.

Shiga is a photographer who was based in the coastal village of Kitakama that was destroyed by the 2011 earthquake in Japan. Her project entitled Rasen Kaigan (The Spiral Shore) tethers people and place, while meditating on, “deeper questions about existence,” says director of the exhibition Christina Barton.

Paul Johns, The Odeon Theatre

Johns’ involvement in the exhibition will be an installation that centres on the badly damaged Odeon Theatre in Christchurch.

Still from Reel-Unreel, Francis Alÿs

Alongside the works of both these artists will run a video installation by Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs that was produced in Afghanistan to examine everyday life in war-torn Kabul.

The exhibition will run from July 21 – September 29 at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington. Entry is free.

For more information, visit the Adam Art Gallery website.