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To celebrate the new installation by artist Alicia Frankovich join curator Melanie Oliver for an introductory tour.

Using found and constructed images of phenomena, beings and objects, Alicia Frankovich questions fixed ideas of nature, showing the wild disorder and differences in our world. Ranging from the interior of the earth to genome sequences to close-ups of ant eyes, Frankovich suggests there might be other ways of seeing, connecting and describing the world. Atlas of Anti-Taxonomies references both art historian Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas, a collection of images mapping “art history without a text”, and a cluttered computer desktop or Google image search. Images of various scales and contexts are combined in a seemingly haphazard manner, yet these are in fact carefully orchestrated configurations, drawn together by the artist to expand our understanding of all things.


  • Sat 19 Mar


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch, 8140