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CLUB DE CONVERSATION, 4th installment of Bare walls, empty room, Dino Chai, S/F, Auckland, NZ.

Dino Chais architectural intervention, Bare walls, empty space and CLUB DE CONVERSATION

Club de Conversation: The Phone Book, 2012, Catherine Griffiths

I Must Behave, 2009, Bruce Connew

Two studios and modest house, 2010—2013

Photographs © Catherine Griffiths, Bruce Connew

Sometimes I find the empty void that expands between materials most poetic and the shadows that fall onto a naked surface most mesmerising.” — Dino Chai




03 other in(ter)ventions

an international typography symposium, Wellington, NZ

typ gr ph c
a series of compact workshops, Karekare, NZ


Shanghai Art and Design Exhibition, 2017, CHINA

Labour of Love
another word-play poster, 2018, NZ

W in black
drawings in progress, 2017, NZ/FR

A whakapapa, two lines of women, an installation drawing
All Lines Converge, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2016, NZ

Installation with mirror and line
transitionalfieldwork, an exhibition, 2016, NZ

only U know ...
collaboration, Lela Jacobs AW17 Auckland, and SS17 Paris collection, NZ + FR

installation, Typojanchi 2015, 4th International Typography Biennale, Seoul, KR

The Alphabet
front page takeover of the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper for 26 days, Fitchburg, USA

The Brexit Series
a word-play poster series in response to Brexit

Raising the Flag
contemplative, suggestive — design unravelled, NZ

The Tuwhare Poster Project
fund-raiser for the Hone Tuwhare Trust Writers Residency, NZ

memento :: motif
Proyecto de Arte Contemporáneo Alzheimer, Valparaíso, Chile

The Phone Book
a maquette, for the Club de Conversation project

Club de Conversation at S/F with Dino Chai, Auckland, NZ

Club de Conversation: Keyhole Series and Dials
rug series, Dilana Workshop, NZ

Sound Tracks
installation, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ

The Jets
short film, Paris, France

Protest Vessel 1/2 PRICE
a collaboration with ceramic artist Raewyn Atkinson, NZ


Bare walls, empty room by Dino Chai is a series of six architectural interventions within the S/F space in Eden Terrace, Auckland (14 July – 18 August 2012). Realised one per week, every Saturday for six consecutive weeks, Bare walls, empty room explores the poetics of architectural space. Each installation is accompanied by a short text written by Chai.

For the fourth installment of Dino Chai’s Bare walls, empty room Catherine Griffiths and Bruce Connew presented CLUB DE CONVERSATION (The Conversation Club). The designer/artist duo appeared at S/F on the afternoon of Saturday 4th August, and conversed with those visiting the space, discussing a selection of publications and artist books they have collaborated on, the model of their two studios/house project, and new work from Club de Conversation. The S/F space was transformed once again by Chai especially for the occasion.

related links

The Jets
memento :: motif
Club de Conversation:
The Phone Book

Club de Conversation at S/F



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