Ruth Buchanan

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Ruth Buchanan, Heute nacht geträumt: Pre-history – Future

19 March —
14 August 2022

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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Kunst Kopfüber / Art Upside Down

Partnership

The Goethe-Institut New Zealand and Contemporary HUM present a series of portraits about New Zealand artists who have found a new physical - and artistic - home in Germany. Kunst Kopfüber / Art Upside Down invites six international writers and curators to look at the practice of six contemporary artists from Aotearoa working across a variety of mediums, from video art to painting; large-scale installation to poetry. The written portraits about contemporary painter Sam Rountree Williams and poet Hinemoana Baker kick off this collaborative series.  

Writing

Caretaker to Caretaker

By Bopha Chhay, Paula Booker

18.01.2022

In Part Two of this interview, Vancouver-based Aotearoa curators Paula Booker and Bopha Chhay talk about Chhay’s work as director of non-profit artist-run initiative Artspeak, the challenges of maintaining a space during COVID-19, what decolonisation in art institutions can be like and working on unceded territory, and curating recent projects around the relationship between art and writing.

Writing

On Civicness and Participating in Public Life through Art Practice - Panel discussion transcript

By Cat Auburn, Daniel Malone, Pauline Autet, Ruth Buchanan

14.12.2021

For Contemporary HUM’s third panel in October 2021, On Civicness, we sat down with Cat Auburn, Ruth Buchanan, and Daniel Malone in Berlin to talk about their practices, recent projects and what “civicness” means to them as Aotearoa artists working abroad—spanning Polish experimental theatre, the memory functions of NFTs and the power relations of collecting institutions. Read the full transcript of the panel discussion here!

Writing

On Civicness and Participating in Public Life Through Art Practice - Artist Statements

14.12.2021

For Contemporary HUM’s third panel in October 2021, On Civicness, we invited Cat Auburn, Ruth Buchanan, and Daniel Malone in Berlin to talk about their practices, recent projects and what “civicness” means to them as Aotearoa artists working abroad. In Part One, the artists introduce their recent practice and consider their relationship to civicness, community and the public sphere through a chosen project. 

Project

On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice

Panel discussion in Berlin

On 2 October 2021, Contemporary HUM continues its series of panel discussions, this time focusing on Aotearoa’s large artist contingent in Berlin, and throughout Europe. 

This conversation explored the idea of ‘civicness’ and how it is tied to social responsibility within a global community, taken from the perspective of three artists from Aotearoa who are actively taking part in public life through their practice. What does collective work or cooperation with others allow in contrast to an individual practice, and is authorship important in a collaborative project? What does a site-specific response look like when working in situ within vastly different contexts, from art institutions and public theatres to the NFT market? Is there a relation to be traced between civicness and social change and what tools can be used when attempting to rethink power relations? 

Guest speakers include Glasgow-based Cat Auburn; Berlin-based Ruth Buchanan; and Warsaw-based Daniel Malone. HUM’s Editor Pauline Autet moderated the discussion.

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Luke Willis Thompson, Hysterical Strength

18 May —
18 June 2021

Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany

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Ruth Buchanan, Curating Metabolic Infrastructures

10.00AM — 12.00PM
11 May 2021

Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany

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Ruth Buchanan in Kunsthaus Hamburg group show

07 June —
20 August 2017

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

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Ruth Buchanan at Shimmer

10 February —
01 June 2018

Shimmer, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Ruch Buchanan in ITS INTERIOR / AND A FACADE

01 May —
27 May 2018

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Ruth Buchanan: Dead Marble

09 June —
28 July 2018

Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada.

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Ruth Buchanan, Fiona Connor, Oscar Enberg at Liste 2018

11 June —
17 June 2018

Hopkinson Mossman, Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

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Ruth Buchanan in Touch

29 September —
18 November 2018

Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.

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Ruth Buchanan at Badischer Kunstverein

05 October —
02 December 2018

Badischer Kunstverein, Germany

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Ruth Buchanan at Kröller-Müller Museum

18 May —
15 September 2019

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

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Ruth Buchanan at Museu de Arte de São Paulo

23 August —
17 November 2019

MASP, São Paulo, Brazil

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Evacuation Tapes launches

02 October —
31 December 2020

Online, evacuationtapes.net