Leo Bensemann: A Fantastic Art Venture

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dc.contributor.author Simpson, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Waite, N en
dc.coverage.spatial Christchurch Art Gallery en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-26T23:36:23Z en
dc.identifier.citation Multi-media. Christchurch Art Gallery, Feb 2011 - Feb 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17566 en
dc.description.abstract This exhibition, eight years in the planning, had the misfortune to open one week before the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake; the exhibition was immediately taken down and never went up again – the Christchurch Art Gallery has still not reopened. Although in my book Fantastica: The World of Leo Bensemann (NRO1) I covered the whole of Bensemann’s career, in the exhibition I took responsibility for the paintings (portraits and landscapes) , while Dr. Noel Waite (University of Otago) looked after Bensemann’s graphic work, book design and printing. This was the most extensive exhibition of Bensemann’s work ever mounted and together with Fantastica will compel a major reassessment of his place in New Zealand culture. Art New Zealand wrote of it: ‘The exhibition (including more than 100 items) is significant in bringing together what has in the past appeared disparate and unrelated; here Bensemann's entire oeuvre - the output of a painter, illustrator, calligrapher, typographer, designer and publisher is given equal billing. Although this exhibition is an important re-assessment and valuable for a new generation unfamiliar with his work, a national touring show would have precipitated an even greater awareness’. en
dc.format.extent 100+ en
dc.format.medium Multi-media en
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dc.title Leo Bensemann: A Fantastic Art Venture en
dc.type Exhibition en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Authors en
pubs.author-url http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/leo-bensemann-an-art-venture/ en
pubs.finish-date 2011-02 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2011-02 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 337344 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-29 en


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