02 September —
23 September 2022
LABOR Projektgalerie, Cologne, Germany
By Contemporary HUM
From 01 - 04 October 2021, the HUM team was in Berlin to host our third panel discussion On Civicness. While there, we took the opportunity to catch up with several New Zealand artists - Sam Rountree Williams, Joshua Rutter, Matthew Cowan, and Ben Cauchi - and learn about their current projects.
By Tessa Laird
From Morris dancing to costume making, Berlin-based artist Matthew Cowan and arts writer Tessa Laird discuss Cowan's interest in folklore, the function of tradition in the modern world and the influence of surrealism on his practice. Cowan's exhibition The Scream of the Strawbear opens at Kunsthalle Giessen in Germany on 7 September 2019.
27 August —
05 September 2021
Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany
From 01 - 04 October 2021, the HUM team was in Berlin to host our third panel discussion, On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice. While there, we took the opportunity to catch up with several New Zealand artists and learn about their latest projects.