Mataaho Collective

Writing

HUM live from the 2024 Venice Biennale

27.03.2024

From 16—21 April 2024, Contemporary HUM will publish live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Stay tuned for coverage of the Aotearoa New Zealand artists presenting work in the curated section of the Biennale, as well as in other events held off-site.

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Mataaho Collective and Megan Tamati-Quennell, Indigenous Visions

10.00AM — 6.00PM
16 April 2024

Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice, Italy

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The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

20 April —
24 November 2024

Giardini and Arsenale, Venice, Italy

Writing

Mata Aho Collective at the Dhaka Art Summit

By Pauline Autet

21.04.2020

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.

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soft and weak like water

By Amy Weng

13.06.2023

Reporting from a visit to South Korea, curator Amy Weng writes about how works by Yuki Kihara and Mataaho Collective connect the ambitious themes and ideas of the 14th Gwangju Biennale to specific histories from their homes in Aotearoa New Zealand and Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. 

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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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Mata Aho Collective at the Toronto Biennial of Art

26 March —
05 June 2022

Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada

Writing

Whose Oceania?

By James Belich, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams, Pauline Autet

14.11.2018

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.

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Seeing documenta 14 from the other south

By Jon Bywater

20.10.2017

New Zealand critic Jon Bywater discusses documenta 14 and the work of participating artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Ralph Hotere, Mata Aho Collective and Nathan Pohio, marking the first time New Zealand artists have been included in documenta.

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Islands on Sale

By Alastair Carruthers, Contemporary HUM, Mataaho Collective, Tessa Giblin

05.08.2017

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. 

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HUM live from the Venice Biennale

Updates from the vernissage

Since 2017, the Contemporary HUM team has attended every vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. Each time, we bring you live coverage during the opening week, not only from the official New Zealand pavilion, but also from other 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. 

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Mata Aho Collective at documenta 14

10 June —
17 September 2017

documenta 14 - Kassel, Germany

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Conference: Islands on Sale, New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace

30 June —
01 July 2017

Regent’s University, London & University of Northampton, U.K.

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Oceania, at the Royal Academy

29 September —
10 December 2018

The Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.

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Oceania tours to Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

12 March —
07 July 2019

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

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Closing weekend of Océanie

28 June —
30 June 2019

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

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Mata Aho Collective at National Gallery of Canada

08 November 2019 —
05 April 2020

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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Mata Aho Collective at Dhaka Art Summit

07 February —
15 February 2020

Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Islands on Sale

Panel discussion in London

A panel discussion organised by Contemporary HUM on globalisation, national identity and the politics of representation at New Zealand Studies Network conference ISLANDS ON SALE, Regent's University London, 1 July 2017.