Otago Polytechnic

THURS 22 AUG, 12.00 – 1.00 PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

Paul Brobbel
Pretty good, for the 21stCentury 

Len Lye’s claim that his work will be ‘pretty good, for the 21stcentury’ was a witty but prescient exclamation made in the 1960s at the peak of his career as a kinetic artist. In relation to this notion of the future, curator Paul Brobbel will reflect upon posthumous activities and exhibition making of Lye’s work at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. He will introduce the various concepts at play at the Len Lye Centre, looking closely at the unique opportunities and challenges in building an internationally recognised programme around a single artist in provincial Aotearoa. 

Paul Brobbel is Senior Curator and Len Lye Curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre. In 2016 he was a Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. Paul has worked at museums throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Museum and Puke Ariki. He has written extensively on the work of Len Lye including recent publications with the Getty Conservation Institute and Canterbury University Press.


Published on 19 Aug 2019

Orderdate: 19 Aug 2019
Expiry: 27 Aug 2019