A solo exhibition at the Shanghai Biennale,
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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
Hear what some of Vincent's project supporters have to say above...
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.
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.
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.
Hi there, thanks for checking out our project! People from anywhere in the world can create a Kickstarter project, but at least one key team member in the project must be based in the US and have a social security number, driver's license, US bank account etc.
Check out the Kickstarter FAQ as they explain it all there really well.
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.
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.
Book, art and DVD package: a signed edition of Vincent’s book Inhale | Exhale, plus a four-page fold-out art card, plus a DVD of your choice (see DVD package for titles) and a print of Falling 1: Apprehension.
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.
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.
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.