30 August – 28 September 2019

‘4/4’:Daniel John Corbett Sanders, Anh Trần

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Daniel John Corbett Sanders
Anh Trần

Artspace Aotearoa presents 4/4, our annual new artists show. It features new work by visual artists Severine Costa, Xander Dixon, Daniel John Corbett Sanders, and Anh Trần, as well as new writing from Owen Connors, Jade Kake, Abbra Kotlarczyk, and Jane Wallace.
4/4 offers four distinct artistic projects that range from the realignment of queer cultures in Tāmaki Makaurau and using love as a method of cultural critique, to dissecting the performative narratives of Neoliberal self care and exploring the contradictory signs of the conservation estate.

Presented in two parts over ten weeks, two of the four participating artists will exhibit in each four-week period. The first exhibition (Saturday 31 August - Saturday 28 September) features Intimate Atmospheres., a moving image work, drawing, and photographic series by Daniel John Corbett Sanders and And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity., paintings by Anh Trần. The second exhibition (Saturday 12 October - Saturday 9 November) features And the sky slowly seeping through, a performance and installation work by Severine Costa alongside Sharing Directions, installation and photography by Xander Dixon.

On Saturday 9 November, the final day of the exhibition, Artspace Aotearoa will be launching a publication accompanying the exhibition. Four emerging arts writers will contribute texts that communicate with, and venture forth from, engagement with the artists and works shown during the exhibition.

Daniel John Corbett Sanders is an artist from Taranaki, working in film/video, photography, installation, and sound. Their work and research is concerned with queer futurity and how it manifests through lived experience. Living and working in a climate of rapid gentrification and witnessing the subsequent closure of several LGBTQI community spaces across New Zealand, Sanders explores how queer sense and sensibilities can be developed as artistic methods for disrupting heteronormative framings of everyday life and resisting assimilation.

Anh Trần is an artist born in Bến Tre, Vietnam, who lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Unitec Institute of Technology in 2014, and a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2016.