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In Pursuit of Venus

Lisa Reihana’s panoramic video wall is a contemporary rumination on the encounters and exchanges of Captain Cook and co with the people of the pacific during their voyages of 1769, 1774, 1779. Inspired by the panoramic wallaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique 1804, this 32 minute video wall is a visual panorama sitting between the worlds of contemporary art and anthropology. The work showed at Auckland Art Gallery 1 May - 30 August 2015. It has been selected to represent NZ at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.

The work has received great feeedback and reviews, including this one in the  Telegraph by Anthony Horowitz.