Dark Sky

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 (All day)

An exhibition to coincide with the 2012 Transit of Venus curated by Geoffrey Batchen and Christina Barton, opening May 1, 2012.

DARK SKY, the Adam Art Gallery’s latest exhibition opening May 1, explores how photography has been deployed to capture the skies. Delving into the intersections between science, art and commerce, the exhibition brings together a range of images and artworks from 1874 to the present. Timed to coincide with the second and last Transit of Venus that will take place this century (on 6 June 2012), the exhibition provides an occasion to think through our fascination for the celestial realm and examine its technological and visual consequences.

DARK SKY is curated with Christina Barton, contemporary art historian and Director of the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington. The exhibition was conceived by Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of Art History and founding member of the Australasian Photography Research Network (APRN).

For more information, visit http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/.