Artist Chit Chat with Claudia Kogachi and Tyson Campbell
You are invited to join artist Claudia Kogachi for some kai and casual discussion on the last day of The New Artists Show 2020 at Artspace Aotearoa. The artist will demonstrate the techniques and tools she used to produce her series of works All The Careers I’ve Ever Considered Doing In Order To Finance My Art Career that are on display. Claudia will speak with Assistant Curator Tyson Campbell about her practise and her latest series of works. Please be advised his conversation will be recorded, if you do not wish to be filmed please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Kogachi is a Japanese-born (Awaji-Shima) artist working in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours. Kogachi was the recipient of the 2019 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking award for her painting Mom Wait Up (2019). Her most recent exhibitions include Everyone Has A Horse Phase (2020), Sanderson Contemporary and Uncle Gagi (2020), play_station space. All The Careers I’ve Ever Considered Doing In Order To Finance My Art Career consists of a series of large scale machine tufted rugs. These textiles depict different forms of labour that Kogachi has considered, and undertaken, in addition to her art practise, as a tongue in cheek homage to the commitments and sacrifices art practitioners make towards sustaining their making. They also depict frenetic activity; both in the illustration of labour, and as the outcomes of meticulous, labour-intensive fabrication. This series comprises a continuation of Kogachi’s engagement with autobiography, illustrating her introspection about the economic and professional uncertainty engendered by Covid-19.