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Aotearoa Reviews its Official Participation in the Venice Biennale

By Anna Brown, Bruce Barber, Heather Galbraith, Hutch Wilco, James Goggin, Jennifer Flay, Jhana Millers, Julia Holderness, Laura Preston, Michael Stevenson, Ron Hanson, Sophie Thorn, Tessa Giblin, Tessa Laird

26.09.2022

In light of the current review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘official’ presence at the Venice Biennale, HUM invited responses from New Zealanders on- and off-shore who have visited or been involved in ‘New Zealand at Venice’ projects, as artists, pavilion attendants, exhibition installers or designers, to enable insights into how involvement in (or experience of) our previous national pavilions have influenced people’s own careers, and the profile of contemporary art from Aotearoa.

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Ann Shelton, i am an old phenomenon

04 November —
22 December 2022

Denny Dinim, New York, USA

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Yota Ayaan, myoo-choo-uh-liz-uhm

15 September —
04 November 2022

Espaço Pontes, Fundão, Portugal

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Pippa Blake, Undercurrents

18 October —
11 November 2022

Cromwell Place, London & Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester

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Robbie Motion, Bodily Incarnations

13 September —
30 October 2022

Nomadic Art Gallery, Online

Writing

FAFSWAG at documenta fifteen

By Will Fredo

20.09.2022

Berlin-based artist and writer Will Fredo discusses the decolonial gestures at play in Aotearoa-based art collective FAFSWAG’s contributions to documenta fifteen, encompassing works that champion unapologetic self-expression, queer joy and the power of futurity in rejecting colonial inheritances.

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Meandering Gestures, Infiltrating Language

By Imaad Majeed

08.09.2022

Artist, curator and writer Imaad Majeed talks with Aotearoa artist Areez Katki about his participation in Language is Migrant, the latest edition of the international arts festival Colomboscope, in Sri Lanka, and about using embroidery and textiles to explore ideas of displacement, trajectories of violence, and the colonial legacy of his own Parsi heritage.

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On Wet Ontologies, Fluid Hierarchies and Hope-Soaked Propositions at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney

By Emma O'Neill

26.08.2022

This year’s Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, included the work of Aotearoa-based artists Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi and Mata Aho Collective. Emma O’Neill, a writer working on Gadigal Land, responds to the exhibition and some of the work presented by the 89 participants invited to interact with different forms and bodies of water.

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Francis Upritchard, A Loose Hold

18 September —
20 November 2022

Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

Writing

documenta fifteen or lumbung one?

By Bruce E. Phillips

12.08.2022

For documenta fifteen, the arts collective FAFSWAG were invited to participate as members of the lumbung process established by this year’s curatorial collective ruangrupa. In the absence of the trophy artist phenomenon so entrenched within mega-exhibitions, Bruce E. Phillips responds to the work of different participating collectives exhibiting in Kassel and discusses how introducing a non-European exhibition-making concept into the heart of arguably Europe’s most revered art event was bound to confound those unwilling to consider a differing perspective.

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Talia Smith and Edith Amituanai, The Salt of the Earth

16 September —
30 October 2022

Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

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Yuki Kihara and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, TALANOA FORUM: Swimming Against the Tide

11 October —
19 October 2022

Online & Venice, Italy & Leiden/Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Simon Denny, POST-CAPITAL: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age

17 September 2022 —
15 January 2023

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Len Lye, Individuals, Networks, Expressions

12 November 2021 —
05 February 2023

M+, Hong Kong

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Chance and Impermanence

By Daria de Beauvais, Kate Newby

27.07.2022

Texas-based Aotearoa artist Kate Newby talks to Palais de Tokyo curator Daria de Beauvais about Reclaim the Earth, traversing the ecological questions at the heart of the exhibition, Newby's collaborative process of art making, and her new works commissioned for the exhibition. 

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Sriwhana Spong, 17th Istanbul Biennial

17 September —
20 November 2022

Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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Susan Te Kahurangi King: Survey 1956-2022

29 July —
09 October 2022

Ruttkowski;68, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Xin Cheng, Opening Season: IsLand Bar - Ratava

09 September —
09 November 2022

Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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Nikau Hindin and Yuki Kihara, STILL ALIVE, Aichi Triennale 2022

30 July —
10 October 2022

Various venues across Aichi, Japan

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Clinic of Phantasms

By Jennifer Bornstein

12.07.2022

The writings of Aotearoa artist, writer and gallerist Giovanni Intra have been collected together for the first time in Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994–2002, spanning his career from K Road in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland through to Los Angeles. Artist Jennifer Bornstein reflects on Giovanni Intra’s life and work on the occasion of this new publication. 

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The Way Through Doors

By Andrew Berardini

22.06.2022

Andrew Berardini visits Fiona Connor’s solo exhibition at Château Shatto in LA, where the artist’s carefully rendered replicas of the doors of closed down clubs conjure up memories of forgotten youth. 

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Purple Rain

By Clémentine Deliss

07.06.2022

Writer and curator Clémentine Deliss reviews Aotearoa artist Ruth Buchanan’s solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland, an artwork as exhibition that reconfigures collecting history, curatorial practices and institutional norms.

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An interview with Yuki Kihara

By Contemporary HUM

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the artist representing Aotearoa, Yuki Kihara, to discuss her exhibition Paradise Camp, and what it means to bring a Pasifika, Fa'afafine voice to the international audience of this major event.

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An interview with the curators of 'Paradise Camp'

By Contemporary HUM, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Natalie King

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion’s Curator, Natalie King, and Assistant Pasifika Curator Ioana-Gordon Smith, to talk about bringing Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp to Venice.

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Imogen Taylor, ISCP residency

01 July —
30 November 2022

ISCP, New York, USA

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Sorawit Songsataya, Nature and State

09 July —
16 October 2022

Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

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Zac Langdon-Pole, Lines of Flight

10 July —
06 November 2022

Centre International d'Art et du Paysage, Vassivière Island, France

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George Nuku, Oceans. Collections. Reflections.

23 June 2022 —
31 January 2023

Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Writing

The Mind’s Eye

By Susanne Prinz

11.05.2022

On the occasion of Gill Gatfield’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, Susanne Prinz, Director of Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz in Berlin, Germany, reflects on the practice of the Aotearoa artist—from her use of ancient, salvaged materials to her work creating an audience-activated virtual reality experience, and the complex resonances of memory, reality and consciousness in her work. 

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HUM live from the 2022 Venice Biennale

By Contemporary HUM

24.04.2022

From 20 - 24 April 2022, HUM brings you live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of The Milk of Dreams, The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, including Yuki Kihara's Paradise Camp for the New Zealand Pavilion. Stay tuned!