Venice - National Participation

New Zealand 2019

Palazzina Canonica

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “Post hoc”
Curators: Dr Zara Stanhope, Chris Sharp
Commissioner: Dame Jenny Gibbs
Artist: Dane Mitchell

“Post hoc” by the Auckland-based artist Dane Mitchell is a multi-site installation that will broadcast lists of millions of extinct, defunct and forgotten phenomena across the city of Venice. Unsuspecting visitors and residents will be able to hear the electronic chants when they discover Mitchell’s 6-metre tall stealth towers – cell towers disguised as trees – installed in various historical sites. The hub of the broadcast will be the Palazzina Canonica – the former HQ of the Institute of Marine Sciences. Ranging from extinct animal species to ghost ships, destroyed artworks, former capital cities, and known black holes, the colossal lists will also be printed on rolls of paper inside the historic library of the Palazzina, prompting questions about our relation to the past and how we can shape our futures.

  • Pavilion of New Zealand, Dane Mitchell, Pavilion of New Zealand, Dane Mitchell, "Post hoc", 2019 © The Artist

Related Artists

Dane Mitchell


Zara Stanhope

Chris Sharp

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Palazzina Canonica
Type: Press Preview
Admission: By Invitation Only

Press Preview of the exhibition

Destination: Venice
Where: Palazzina Canonica
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

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