Category : 21st Century Kids
Inspired by a Brazilian tradition, Rivane Neuenschwander’s vibrant installation invites visitors to tie colourful silk ribbons to their wrists that feature printed wishes on the fabric. Hundreds of the ribbons are inserted into the gallery wall to create a sea of colour and silk. According to tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon wears away and falls off.
John Pule is an artist, writer and poet whose art works often combine words and images. For ’21st Century Kids’ Pule presents a large-scale collaborative drawing project titled Drawing words. Engaging with Niuean legends and culture, children can draw their interpretations of poetic words and phrases provided by the artist for display in the Gallery.
Recorded inside a purpose-built, faux 19th century gallery space, Jana Sterbak’s artist project features an exhibition of works from the Gallery’s historical collections curated by kids. Young visitors are able to view the exhibition and record a film from their point of view using a pair of high tech glasses with a built-in digital camera. The finished film clips can be sent to friends and family via email to show the young visitors ideas about works on show.
The work of Rirkrit Tiravanija aims to bring visitors together and create living artworks, in art galleries and museums. Tiravanija’s work for ’21st Century Kids’ is situated in a dynamic, purpose-built activity space, which invites generations of children and their grandparents to share family histories, stories and images. Contributions will be collected and transformed during workshop demonstrations into ‘time sausages’ for display in the space.
Tony Albert’s Alien nation embassy 2008 is a multimedia interactive that invites all earthlings to become honorary citizens of the Alien Nation — but not before passing the citizenship test! This multimedia installation features two dynamic activity spaces that include a population counter, a global map that tracks new alien citizens and electronic ‘swipe’ cards for kids to access secret alien information. Play online and access exclusive citizen-only activities.