Start your day with food for thought, coffee and actual food at this Breakfast with Sriwhana Spong. Here, Sriwhana discusses her art practice and new work "Now Spectral, Now Animal" with Curator, Contemporary Art Natasha Conland. Inspired by the writings of St Teresa of Avila and a 12th-century Javanese poem, Spong collapses the boundaries between language and the body, offering an architecture in which women have the authority to speak. "Now Spectral, Now Animal" is featured in the exhibition "Honestly Speaking: the Body, the Word and the Internet".
About Sriwhana Spong
Sriwhana Spong is an artist of New Zealand and Indonesian descent currently living and working in London. She is interested in the fertile margins and rich edges where things meet, working across various mediums such as sculpture, film, writing, performance, dance and sound.
About "Honestly Speaking: the Body, the Word and the Internet"
Explore the body and language in art today through four immersive presentations by leading international artists. In a cultural era dominated by images, these artists emphasise the relationship between objects, bodies and language.
Need to know:
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.
- Doors open 7.30 am; breakfast until 8am followed by the talk.
- This talk takes place in the Chartwell Galleries on Level 2
Image credit: Sriwhana Spong, "Now Spectral, Now Animal" (still), 2019. Co-commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Edinburgh Art Festival.