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exhibition review

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand neuroses

Elizabeth Knox

YUK KING TAN, Ping, 1995, mixed media, 163 x 140 x 14 cm, courtesy the artist and Sue Crockford Gallery.

"The Nervous System is a model for the tangled web of social, political, and physical forces in which we live." 

Allan Smith


I look to these works and they test my reflexes. What makes me stand still or flinch away? Why am I frowning? I want to touch, unwrap a sweet. I long—though it's only a picture—to crawl into that fur tent and take a…

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