Israel Birch, Nikau Hindin, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Nova Paul and Rachael Rakana at Naadohbii: To Draw Water
14 August 2021 —
17 February 2022
WAG-Qaumajuq, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada
17 July —
31 October 2021
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
23 April —
26 September 2021
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
14 July —
20 August 2021
Pace Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
22 July —
28 August 2021
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, U.K.
By Alice Bonnot
Porto-based New Zealand artist Yota Ayaan investigates the possibilities of human-plant communication in Plant Data, an exhibition at the Galeria da Biodiversidade, Centro Ciência Viva, in Porto’s Botanical garden. After visiting the show, writer and curator Alice Bonnot discusses here the urgent lessons that can be gleaned from it in the current climate crisis.
17 July —
21 August 2021
1301PE, Los Angeles
18 June —
31 December 2021
Berghain, Berlin, Germany
21 July —
28 August 2021
Flowers Gallery, London, U.K.
08 July —
07 August 2021
Tarq, Mumbai, India
27 October 2021 —
23 January 2022
The New Museum, New York, U.S.A.
01 October 2021 —
01 October 2022
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
04 September —
28 November 2021
Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France
By Julie Nagam
As the inaugural Artistic Director for Nuit Blanche Toronto (2020 and 2022), Dr Julie Nagam is interested in forging new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, in Turtle Island (North America) and internationally, and in the use of digital and new media to express shared experiences of colonialism. Here, Nagam introduces several recent projects undertaken in collaboration with artists and curators from Aotearoa and the new global partnership The Space Between Us, emerging from these cross-cultural exchanges.
14 September —
30 September 2021
Le K.A.B, Square des Batignolles, Paris, France
20 August —
05 September 2021
Tokyo Biennale 2020/21, Japan
01 July —
30 August 2021
Mellemrummet Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark
03 July —
19 September 2021
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
25 June —
22 August 2021
The Dreamers, Belgrade, Serbia
By Esther Lu
Aotearoa-based artist Sorawit Songsataya’s practice explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understandings of subjectivity and ecology. Songsataya was invited to participate in the group show, The Turn of the Fifth Age, at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung, Indonesia, earlier this year, where they exhibited their work Jupiter. Here, co-curator Esther Lu responds to that work.
01 January 2020 —
30 May 2022
The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
01 August 2020 —
31 July 2022
Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany
By AJ Fata, Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Drew Broderick, Josh Tengan
The third episode of our four-part talanoa series, produced in collaboration with In*ter*is*land Collective, sees writer and poet Anne-Marie Te Whiu respond to a discussion between AJ Fata, Josh Tengan, and Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick who explore the concept of time and ancestral knowledge as a path for the historical future.
By Michelangelo Corsaro
In their work for the 13th Gwangju Biennale, the Bad Fiji Gyals call attention to the legacy of Girmitiya women, indentured labourers from the Indian subcontinent recruited by British colonial authorities to work on Fiji’s sugarcane plantations. Associate Curator Michelangelo Corsaro writes about the collaborative work of Aotearoa-based artist Quishile Charan and US-based artist Esha Pillay.
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.
By Katie White
Inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ann Shelton's photographs subtly recall both ancient and contemporary female archetypes and the subversive histories of natural medicine - a sharp reminder of our forgotten affinities with nature in the current moment of climate crisis and the ongoing politicisation of female bodies.
By Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Isoa Tupua, Lyall Hakaraia
Our second offering in this four-part talanoa series, produced in collaboration with In*ter*is*land Collective, sees Lyall Hakaraia and Isoa Tupua discuss queer communities/scenes in London, witnessing the bare minimum, gentrification, and how to clock an invite to a sex party. Written response by Brisbane-based poet, editor, weaver and festival director Anne-Marie Te Whiu.
By Henry Babbage
In (working title) at gr_und project space in Berlin, Frankfurt-based New Zealand artist Alex Chalmers explores how the circulation of commodities shape our thresholds of political implication, drawing our attention to the global economy's reliance on an interdependent network of shipping and delivery services, and our own alienation as consumers from the labour that creates our goods.
By Alice Connew, Virginia Woods-Jack
To celebrate the February 2021 release of Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa, a new publication by GLORIA Books, HUM is pleased to republish this extract in which two photographers speak about their artistic and publishing practices, and about their work highlighting women in photography through collaborative projects and platforms that foster debate, visibility and community.
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.