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Exploring the meeting ground between paint, film and movement acclaimed image-maker Vincent Ward is invited to the Shanghai Biennale.

           Vincent Ward: Destinies Lost and Found               

               A solo exhibition at the Shanghai Biennale, October 2012

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Vincent Ward is an award-winning New Zealand artist, filmmaker, writer and director. He is one of only three artists to be offered a solo pavilion show at the prestigious Shanghai Biennale in China, and the first ever New Zealand artist to be invited to show there. His exhibition, Auckland Station: Destinies Lost and Found will run for three months in an historic cathedral.

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This year Vincent has exhibited as a solo artist in three major exhibitions, and produced a book. His films have gained international critical acclaim with What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams, winning an Academy Award for its ground-breaking motion painting aesthetic. He has been described as “a true visionary” by US film critic Roger Ebert and “one of film’s great image makers” by the Boston Globe. 

Vincent’s work explores human fragility in a world that is becoming increasingly less sustainable. The Biennale will engender widespread discussion around energy and resource use. For Vincent, who has taken three years out of his film career to dedicate himself to this project, it is a major coup to be a part of this debate. His art works on a deeply personal and visceral level, and he has invested and exhausted substantial personal savings into developing the work.  Now, as he is poised to take the work to a massive international audience, he is in urgent need of support.

"Falling 1: Apprehension" Print.
"Falling 1: Apprehension" Print.

As a large component of the work is digital, there are ongoing costs right up to installation, as well as printing 8 metre high painted works. We will use the Kickstarter pledges to complete the artwork and fund any additional shipping and installation.

ArtWard Trust Collective is asking you to pledge $35,000 although we estimate the total cost of mounting the exhibition will be in excess of $100,000 - so if we do reach our goal, please keep pledging! All moneys received will be used directly on this project.

Many thanks, the ArtWard Trust Collective.

Artist's Impression - Destinies: Lost and Found, Former Union Church, Shanghai
Artist's Impression - Destinies: Lost and Found, Former Union Church, Shanghai
Pledge Reward : Vincent Ward’s fine quality art book INHALE | EXHALE
Pledge Reward : Vincent Ward’s fine quality art book INHALE | EXHALE

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    DVD package: a signed DVD of your choice of one of Vincent’s award-winning films, Map of the Human Heart, What Dreams May Come, Rain of the Children, The Navigator: A Time Travel Odyssey or River Queen, or both of his early features In Spring One Plants Alone and A State of Siege, plus a signed still from the film you choose, exclusively available to Kickstarter pledgers.

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    Standard edition book package: a signed edition of Vincent’s large-format art book Inhale | Exhale, plus a signed, limited-edition, large format four-page fold-out art card, plus a print of Falling 1: Apprehension.

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    Book, art and DVD package plus: all of the gifts from Reward #11 plus a limited-edition print from Vincent Ward’s latest collection on acid-free archival paper.

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    A collector's edition of Inhale | Exhale containing a behind-the scenes ‘making of’ video, plus a four-page fold-out art card, the DVD package and print of Falling 1: Apprehension.

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    Video artwork and collector’s edition package: a video artwork valued from $7,500 to 15,000, plus a collector’s edition of Inhale | Exhale, two signed, limited-edition, large format four-page fold-out art cards, a limited-edition, signed print from Vincent’s latest collection on acid-free archival paper, a DVD of your choice and two VIP invitations to Vincent’s exhibition at the Shanghai Biennale.

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    VIP and collector’s edition package: two VIP invitations to Vincent’s exhibition at the Shanghai Biennale and any exhibitions in 2013, where you will be Vincent’s special guest, a collector’s edition of Inhale | Exhale, a video artwork, two signed, limited-edition, large format four-page fold-outs of two of Vincent's artworks on fine art card, a large limited-edition signed print from Vincent’s latest collection on acid-free archival paper.

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    Director for dinner package: everything from the VIP package above plus the opportunity to host an event featuring Vincent Ward as guest (where he is available in that city). Likely availability in 2012-2013: Auckland/Wellington, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Shanghai/Beijing, China; USA - various. Alternatively Vincent Ward will take two people out to dinner pending availability in your country in 2012-2013.

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