• Dane Mitchell

This exhibition brings a key element of Dane Mitchell’s 2019 Post Hoc installation for the 58th Venice Biennale together with works produced by the artist between 1998 and 2005. Focusing on the printed lists that were produced during the seven-month exhibition in Venice, this gathering of works charts a particular trajectory back to Mitchell’s earlier practice, bringing together drawings, printed documents, vinyl records and photographic documentation. These formats uncannily replicate the logic of Post Hoc, but are its incipient precursor. From a stolen painting, to a lost satchel, a purloined bag of rubbish and illicitly recorded conversations, Mitchell treats his subjects and their representation as tools to reflect on how information and knowledge is conveyed, exchanged, withheld, remembered and forgotten.

Dane Mitchell (1976, Aotearoa New Zealand) lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Auckland Institute of Technology in 1998 and a Master of Philosophy from Auckland University of Technology in 2012. He has held residencies in Melbourne, Wellington, London, Berlin, New Plymouth, Dunedin and Scotland and regularly exhibits nationally and internationally. In 2019 he represented New Zealand at the 58th Venice Biennale. Mitchell is represented by Mossman, Wellington.


WATCH: Dane Mitchell introduces 'Letters and Documents'

Recorded during the installation of his exhibition, in this new video Dane Mitchell talks about his Post Hoc Relic and the early letters and documents he has brought together to contextualise it. He reveals surprising connections between his early student works and the ten-kilometres of paper printed in Post Hoc, his 2019 Venice Biennale exhibition. Stay tuned for further online interviews with other participating artists over the coming weeks.

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