Luminary I Luminare Venice and NZ Tour
Luminary is a sculptural installation by artist Karen Sewell and a series of photographic prints, shown in Venice as part of the collateral projects programme of the Venice Biennale 2022. This exhibition is presented in partnership with The University of Otago and Northart Gallery Auckland. Luminary is exploring the metaphor of light and light giving bodies.
Taking Luminary to Venice – with it's sacred sites and religious historical contexts for viewing art – the project is pioneering a re-connection of a largely forgotten dialogue between contemporary art, histories of faith and sites of worship.
It is as an innovative artwork that offers the viewer or participant the potential for an experience of the unseen and unknown.