02 December 2022 —
02 December 2024
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Christie's, Paris presents OCEANIA NOW: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, a physical exhibition and an online sale, produced in collaboration with New Zealand gallerists Alison Bartley and John Gow. Featuring 36 works from 14 artists, many based in Aotearoa, this is the institution’s first dedicated auction of works by contemporary artists from the Pacific. HUM is thrilled to be a media partner of this unprecedented project, running from 11 February - 01 March 2022.
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 Jon Bywater
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney opened on 14 March 2020 and unfortunately had to close its doors only nine days later due to Covid-19. Prior to its closing, writer Jon Bywater managed to visit NIRIN, looking in particular at participating artists from Aotearoa including Emily Karaka, Elisapeta Heta & John Miller, Lisa Reihana, Kulimoe’anga ‘Stone’ Maka, and FAFSWAG.
By Kathryn Weir, Zhang Hanlu
Held at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, the most recent iteration of the ongoing project Cosmopolis included Aotearoa artists Lisa Reihana and Nandita Kumar amongst 40 international artists, all exploring technology and alternative ontologies. Chief curator, Kathryn Weir, and associated curator Zhang Hanlu share their reflections on Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human.
By James Belich, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams, Pauline Autet
Missed HUM's panel discussion Whose Oceania? in London? We're excited to publish the transcript of this discussion, which proved to be a stimulating talk interrogating the themes and issues addressed in the exhibition Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as well as the responses to it from across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa.
By Alastair Carruthers, Contemporary HUM, Mata Aho Collective, Tessa Giblin
In this panel discussion between Erena Baker and Bridget Reweti (Mata Aho Collective), Alastair Carruthers (Commissioner of NZ at Venice 2017) and Tessa Giblin (Commissioner and Curator of Ireland at Venice 2017), the participants discuss globalisation, national identity, the politics of representation and New Zealand's role in contemporary international art discourse.
By Rhana Devenport
Rhana Devenport, Curator of the New Zealand Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, sets the context for Emissaries, Lisa Reihana's exhibition representing Aotearoa New Zealand at the 57th Biennale di Venezia.
Updates from the vernissage
For the past three editions, the HUM team has attended the vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. We bring you live coverage during the opening week, not only from the official New Zealand pavilion, but also from collateral events featuring artists from Aotearoa. In addition to posting daily blog entries, videos and images, we also publish exclusive interviews with some of the New Zealand artists and arts practitioners involved in putting together this major international event.
Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Lyonel Grant, Nikau Hindin, Yuki Kihara, Roger Mortimer, Fiona Pardington, John Pule, Lisa Reihana, Mahiriki Tangaroa, Kelcy Taratoa, John Walsh, Dame Robin White and Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss in OCEANIA NOW
11 February —
01 March 2022
Christie's Paris, France
By Gabriela Salgado, Sabine Casparie
In this interview with Gabriela Salgado, former Artistic Director of Te Tuhi, Sabine Casparie sits down with the curator to discuss her new London-based project, Southern Stars, a platform connecting artists from the southern hemisphere. Casparie and Salgado discuss how the European art world is responding to new, Indigenous voices, and Southern Stars’ first exhibition, Golden Daughters of the Sun, featuring Aotearoa artist Salome Tanuvasa.
13 May —
26 November 2017
57th Art Biennale di Venezia, Italy
21 September —
21 October 2018
Théâtre Garonne, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France.
29 September —
10 December 2018
The Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.
02 March —
14 July 2019
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i
12 March —
07 July 2019
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
10 August 2019 —
05 January 2020
de Young Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
23 October —
23 December 2019
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
19 February —
04 October 2020
MARKK Museum Hamburg, Germany
21 February 2020 —
05 April 2021
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands
26 February 2020 —
03 January 2021
Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France
05 March —
10 May 2020
Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Ruschcutters Bay, NSW, Australia
14 March —
06 September 2020
Various locations, Sydney, Australia
20 November —
13 December 2020
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
By Pauline Autet
As the commissioner of the New Zealand Pavilion in the years 2001, 2003 and 2019, Dame Jenny Gibbs has unparalleled knowledge on the history of New Zealand at the Venice Biennale. HUM's Editor Pauline Autet, speaks with Gibbs about the forthcoming biennale and about Dane Mitchell's project for the prestigious international exhibition.
By Will Gresson
London-based New Zealand writer Will Gresson looks back at the way New Zealand has presented itself at the Venice Biennale, since first officially taking part in 2001. In particular, Gresson shares a personal response to the last five national projects and some thoughts on the relevance of cross-national presentations in the future.
By Contemporary HUM
As part of Contemporary HUM’s series of interviews with New Zealand artists exhibiting during the 57th Venice Biennale, we talk to Lisa Reihana, New Zealand's representative at the Biennale about her experience in Venice.
By Contemporary HUM
HUM brings you live blog posts and exclusive images from the opening week of Viva Arte Viva, The 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, between 8 - 15 May 2017, including Lisa Reihana: Emissaries for the New Zealand Pavilion.