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By Emily Jan


Upon visiting Treaty 8 territory for the exhibition Collective, by collaborative duo Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux, Alberta, Canada-based artist and writer Emily Jan considers how these photographic works function as a body which, like the trees they depict, carries stories; of human desires, needs, and actions of destruction or care. 


What is held between bodies

By Clémentine Dubost


After two years of development with his immediate family and numerous international residencies, Amit Noy premiered A Big Big Room Full of Everybody’s Hope in Paris this September, onstage alongside his mother, father, sister and grandmother. Clémentine Dubost spoke with Noy to explore the complexities of this work and his wider practice.


Alexis Hunter, Women in Revolt: Art, Activism and the Women’s movement in the UK 1970–1990

08 November 2023 —
07 April 2024

Tate Britain, London, UK


The Shape of Time: Art and Ancestors of Oceania

24 October 2023 —
15 January 2024

National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar


Joe Sheehan, Lisa Walker and Warwick Freeman, TWENTY

21 October —
16 December 2023

Galerie S O, Solothurn, Switzerland


Kahurangiariki Smith, Lisa Reihana and Yuki Kihara, Singing in Unison Part 8: Between Waves

10 October 2023 —
12 January 2024

Industry City, New York, USA


Championing Aotearoa New Zealand women artists


Contemporary HUM is excited to launch our partnership with AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions. The Paris-based non-profit organisation, founded in 2014, focuses on the creation, indexation and distribution of information on women artists of the 20th century. During our partnership with AWARE we have worked on including more Aotearoa New Zealand women artists in their online profiles. AWARE is a great resource for championing women artists and we’re thrilled to be working with them. A huge thanks to Creative New Zealand for making this partnership possible.


Mata Aho Collective at the Dhaka Art Summit

By Pauline Autet


We finish our first series focusing on the Asia region with Contemporary HUM Editor Pauline Autet interviewing Mata Aho Collective on their participation in the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh in February 2020, where they partook in panel discussions and practised a type of waiata (song) called a pātere.


Travis MacDonald, fly by night

03 November —
03 December 2023

JVDW, Düsseldorf, Germany


On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice

Panel discussion in Berlin

On 2 October 2021, Contemporary HUM continues its series of panel discussions, this time focusing on Aotearoa’s large artist contingent in Berlin, and throughout Europe. 

This conversation explored the idea of ‘civicness’ and how it is tied to social responsibility within a global community, taken from the perspective of three artists from Aotearoa who are actively taking part in public life through their practice. What does collective work or cooperation with others allow in contrast to an individual practice, and is authorship important in a collaborative project? What does a site-specific response look like when working in situ within vastly different contexts, from art institutions and public theatres to the NFT market? Is there a relation to be traced between civicness and social change and what tools can be used when attempting to rethink power relations? 

Guest speakers include Glasgow-based Cat Auburn; Berlin-based Ruth Buchanan; and Warsaw-based Daniel Malone. HUM’s Editor Pauline Autet moderated the discussion.


Mladen Bizumic, COPIA: Collection of Post-Industrial Arts

09 November 2023 —
23 February 2024

Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria


Ilke Gers, in Border Buda

27 October 2023 —
27 October 2026

various locations in Brussels, Vilvoorde and Machelen, Belgium


Jade Townsend, Sticks & Stones

06 October —
03 December 2023

Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA


Maungarongo Te Kawa, Te Whare Pora: A Sacred Space

26 October 2023 —
21 January 2024

Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš Sami Centre for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway


Forever Fresh Talanoa Series


A collaboration between In*ter*is*land Collective and Contemporary HUM consisting of four edited online talanoa (conversations) between several tagata Moana (Māori and Pasifika people) across the globe which centre around the principles of talanoa; ofa, mafana, malie and faka'apa'apa (love, warmth, humour and respect) and the ability to have a "reciprocal knowledge exchange".

The talanoa within this series will focus on topics such as life in the diaspora, moana futurism, queer identities, and ReMoanafication, and all will be individually responded to in written form by Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa), reminding us of our intricate connection and shared ancestry in Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.


Kate Newby, Our Ecology

18 October 2023 —
31 March 2024

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Lisa Reihana in Taiwan International Austronesian Art Triennial

17 October 2023 —
18 February 2024

Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park, Pingtung County, Taiwan


FAFSWAG Arts Collective in 22nd Biennial Sesc Videobrasil: Memory is an editing session

18 October 2023 —
25 February 2024

Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil


Nikau Hindin, 35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible

06 September —
10 December 2023

Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil