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Pocket Histories

Modernism, a slippery 20th century trajectory to describe, could most simply be understood as a path away from representation. As a series of at times contradictory and polemic philosophical positions, modernism could also be thought of as a deliberate break

Pocket Histories

Modernism, a slippery 20th century trajectory to describe, could most simply be understood as a path away from representation. As a series of at times contradictory and polemic philosophical positions, modernism could also be thought of as a deliberate break

Chloe Rose Taylor: SuperValue

Published on the occasion of Chloe Rose Taylor’s solo exhibition SuperValue at The National, Christchurch, 2017   Chloe Rose Taylor’s installations often look like they could belong in an editorial photoshoot. Keenly aware yet gently mocking of current trends across

Chloe Rose Taylor: SuperValue

Published on the occasion of Chloe Rose Taylor’s solo exhibition SuperValue at The National, Christchurch, 2017   Chloe Rose Taylor’s installations often look like they could belong in an editorial photoshoot. Keenly aware yet gently mocking of current trends across

Social Matter

  Published on the occasion of SOCIAL MATTER, curated by Louisa Afoa   It often feels like contemporary art sits ‘above’ everyday life: concerns about finances, families, friends, are all simply secondary to the intellectual activity that is thinking about

Social Matter

  Published on the occasion of SOCIAL MATTER, curated by Louisa Afoa   It often feels like contemporary art sits ‘above’ everyday life: concerns about finances, families, friends, are all simply secondary to the intellectual activity that is thinking about

Colluding as curating

“I fall in love with all my artists.” – Ema Tavola, first AUT Curatorial Symposium Paraphrased from memory When I took up my first job as curator —  my first job in the arts full stop — I had to

Colluding as curating

“I fall in love with all my artists.” – Ema Tavola, first AUT Curatorial Symposium Paraphrased from memory When I took up my first job as curator —  my first job in the arts full stop — I had to

LOCALISE

Localise was a temporary newspaper publication produced for the Whau Arts Festival 2015, a weekend festival of music, visual art, theatre and performance. Run by Ioana Gordon-Smith and Lana Lopesi, each issue focuses on the subject of community art, exploring

LOCALISE

Localise was a temporary newspaper publication produced for the Whau Arts Festival 2015, a weekend festival of music, visual art, theatre and performance. Run by Ioana Gordon-Smith and Lana Lopesi, each issue focuses on the subject of community art, exploring

Voids and Veils

A few years ago, Hutchinson began drafting an outline for her Master’s thesis, now indefinitely on hold. As a way of introducing her approach to art making, she wrote: “Intrinsic to each series within my art practice, I honour tribal

Voids and Veils

A few years ago, Hutchinson began drafting an outline for her Master’s thesis, now indefinitely on hold. As a way of introducing her approach to art making, she wrote: “Intrinsic to each series within my art practice, I honour tribal

Cut + Paste with keyboard shortcuts

The first photo Janet took of me was at an exhibition opening. We were at Auckland Art Gallery for the mega-affair that was the 5th Auckland Triennial: If you were to live here . . . As we left the

Cut + Paste with keyboard shortcuts

The first photo Janet took of me was at an exhibition opening. We were at Auckland Art Gallery for the mega-affair that was the 5th Auckland Triennial: If you were to live here . . . As we left the