Ron and Mark Hanson\, the editors of Wellington and Taipei b ased White Fungus magazine\, have been invited to prepare a series of poste rs to accompany the Wellington Media Collective and Martha Rosler exhibitio ns. Unfolding over the eight week duration of the exhibition in the Adam’s Window space\, this poster sequence and its associated free newsprint publi cation will take this remark by current Prime Minister John Key as a point of departure: “Our children are important… They are the consumers of th e future.” Reflecting upon the concrete impact of neo-liberal thinking on Wellington’s urban and architectural fabric over recent decades\, the W hite Fungus brothers talk back at local brandings of the city as New Zealan d’s ‘Creative Capital.’ An emphasis on print publication ties the magazine’ s zine aesthetic to a legacy informed by the Wellington Media Collective\, and the project proposes the protest poster as at once a mode of still-cont emporary activism and the formal expression of a local style. The Adam Art Gallery will run a Poster Competition to accompany the White Fungus commiss ion\, judged by Wellington Media Collective\, White Fungus\, artist John La ke\, and Kate Daellenbach\, School of Marketing and International Business\ , Victoria University of Wellington.


Gallery closed for sum mer break from 22 December 2012 to 21 January 2013.

LOCATION:Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi\,Victoria University of Wellington Gate 3\, Kelburn Parade \nWellington \, New Zealand SUMMARY:The Consumers of the Future\, a commissioned project by White Fungu s\, Mark Hanson\, Ron Hanson END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR