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The revolution will be iconic, tonight

It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means that City Gallery Wellington in Civic Square keeps its doors open until 10:00pm for Tuatara Open Late: Iconography of Revolt and Semiconductor.

Semiconductor: Halo at Art Basel

Entry is by donation from 5:00, with DJ B.Lo playing sounds of revolt, while the cash bar is open with supper treats from Nikau on sale.

Robert Leonard, curator of the gallery’s just-opened exhibition Iconography of Revolt, will lead a tour of the exhibition from 5.15pm.

Iconography of Revolt interrogates how revolt, revolution, protest and insurrection have been depicted through, from the Bolsheviks through Black Panthers to Pussy Riot, including collage, graphic design, film and clothing such as the rhetoric of camouflage and mask.

(NB: Some violent imagery and sexual references means that several works are not suitable for children, and those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.​)

Then from 6:00pm, there’s an artist talk and screening from acclaimed UK duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt); their moving-image works explore the material nature of the world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology.