THE ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT – Marian Maguire – 9 Aug-3 Sept 2022
The Enlightenment Project
An exploration of Western history
In an attempt to understand Western history and its world-wide impact Marian Maguire produced a new suite of prints that map philosophical ideas, politics, scientific discoveries, inventions and historical events. Her starting point was the Age of Enlightenment – it was during that era that Cook’s Endeavour first dropped anchor in waters around Aotearoa New Zealand. She travelled both backwards in time, to classical antiquity, and forwards to the end of the nineteenth-century to create a framework that is expressed in the two main bookish images: Sight and Blindness I: Reason and Sight and Blindness II: Expansion. Two Diagrams plot key ideas and smaller Eye works expand on visual details.
(If you would like to see bigger, clearer jpegs of these works please contact us)
A catalogue accompanies this series, featuring essays by
Elizabeth Rankin, Giovanni Tiso, Sally Blundell and Marian Maguire.
116 pages, plus two folded posters.
The series comprises of 35 archival inkjet prints. Details below.
All the works in this series are archival inkjet prints on Hahnemuhle Photorag 308gsm cottonrag paper.
Sight and Blindness I: Reason and Sight and Blindness II: Expansion
Edition size 100, with 50 allocated as pairs only
Available in two sizes:
800 x 1065mm (fits within a standard sheet of glass) – $2500 unframed
985 x 1310mm (fits within an oversize sheet of glass) – $3300 unframed
Note: Marian chose an edition size of 100 as these two images were years in the making – each one contains the content of a whole series – and the larger edition size means they are affordable.
The 30 small EYE prints
Edition size 24
Image size variable
Paper size: 320 x 400mm
EYE – Atlantic
Edition size 24
Image size: 415 x 603mm
Paper size: 560 x 760mm
featuring essays by Elizabeth Rankin, Giovanni Tiso,
Sally Blundell and Marian Maguire
116 pages, plus two folded posters
$67 (includes p+p within NZ)