Story: Post-object and conceptual art

'Hot spots', 1983

'Hot spots', 1983

In 1983 influential Irish-born post-object artist Ian Hunter was commissioned to set up the 'Hot spots' installation in the director's office of the National Art Gallery in Wellington. Hunter combined drawing with a variety of found and purchased objects, creating symbols to interpret the then tense interaction between Māori and Pākehā.

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Christina Barton, 'Post-object and conceptual art - The rise of post-object art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Christina Barton, published 22 Oct 2014