Michel de Broin, Encircling 2006, Public work commissioned for SCAPE 2006
Founded in 1999, SCAPE is New Zealand's only dedicated biennial of urban arts. Every two years the SCAPE Art & Industry Urban Arts Biennials provide a forum for artists to collaborate with industry, develop new, challenging and innovative visual art works of the highest calibre and create experiences that enrich the lives of Christchurch residents and visitors.
In 2006, Natasha Conland (New Zealand) and Susanne Jaschko curated Scape 2006.
SCAPE Biennial 2006: don't misbehave! September 30 - November 12, 2006
SCAPE 2006 donít misbehave! is New Zealandís only international biennial dedicated to public art. The 4th Biennial presented by the Art & Industry Biennial Trust featured 45 participating artists from 14 countries. 20 of the participating artists will be in Christchurch making new work for the opening of SCAPE 2006.
Participating New Zealanderís were Et al, Liz Allan, Eve Armstrong, Mladen Bizumic, Kah Bee Chow, David Clegg, Adam Hyde, Simon Denny, Sean Kerr, Daniel Malone, Dane Mitchell, Sriwhana Spong and Ronnie van Hout.
The participating international artists were James Angus Australia; Denis Beaubois Australia; Miguel Calderon Mexico; Heman Chong Singapore; Martin Creed and his band United Kingdom; Bijan Dawallu Germany; Michel de Broin Canada; Johannes Gees Switzerland; Emil Goh Australia, Niklas Goldbach Germany; Inges Idee Germany; Choi Jeong Hwa Korea; Jeroen Jongeleen The Netherlands; Kim-Joon Korea; Otto Karvonen Finland; Yoshua Okon Mexico; Anu Pennanen Finland; Remco Schuurbiers The Netherlands; Mike Stubbs United Kingdom; Mark Titchner United Kingdom; Laurent Vicente France; Munchen and Shao Yinong China; SIMPEL assorted countries; (Dorothy M) Miyeon Yoon Korea and Carey Young from the United Kingdom.
SCAPE 2006 was comprised of two distinct events. The 20 new outdoor artworks drew attention to public space as a democratic and active sphere to which everybody can contribute. Sited throughout the Cultural Precinct these works had been chosen for their ability to engage and activate the public. The indoor show of the biennial at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu presented artworks closely related to the donít misbehave! theme.