Gavin Hipkins

Eurasia

1998 - 1999
C-type print, edition of 2
1355mm x 930mm

Provenance

Private collection, Wellington.
Acquired from Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington.

Exhibitions

‘What to Look for in Winter’, Hamish McKay Gallery, July 2010. ‘The Circuit’, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1999.

Literature

Hipkins, Gavin, Paton, Justin, and Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Gavin Hipkins : The Circuit. Dunedin [N.Z.]: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1999.

Essay

Gavin Hipkins’ photographic practice engages with issues of postcolonial identity and internationalist alienation. His bleak images speak of a world where human ephemera take ...

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Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
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Gavin Hipkins

Eurasia

1998 - 1999

C-type print, edition of 2

1355mm x 930mm

Auction N˚2

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

Achieved $1,758.75

Footnotes

1.   Hipkins, Gavin, and City Gallery Wellington. Gavin Hipkins : The Homely. Wellington, N.Z.: City Gallery Wellington, 2001.

2.   Hipkins, Gavin, Paton, Justin, and Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Gavin Hipkins : The Circuit. Dunedin [N.Z.]: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1999.

3.   Ibid.

Eurasia

by Andrew Clark

Gavin Hipkins’ photographic practice engages with issues of postcolonial identity and internationalist alienation. His bleak images speak of a world where human ephemera take on the roles and aspects of their absent progenitors, and where the inanimate stirs with the echoes of a former life. In projects such as The Homely (1997-2000), Hipkins explores questions of nationhood and belonging through often abject subject matter. His works call into question the ability of the nation-state to serve as a satisfactory basis for the construction of identity and selfhood; for Hipkins, these constructs are essentially hollow, devoid of substance but nevertheless potent and animate.