Venice

Writing

Aotearoa Reviews its Official Participation in the Venice Biennale

By Anna Brown, Bruce Barber, Heather Galbraith, Hutch Wilco, James Goggin, Jennifer Flay, Jhana Millers, Julia Holderness, Laura Preston, Michael Stevenson, Ron Hanson, Sophie Thorn, Tessa Giblin, Tessa Laird

26.09.2022

In light of the current review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘official’ presence at the Venice Biennale, HUM invited responses from New Zealanders on- and off-shore who have visited or been involved in ‘New Zealand at Venice’ projects, as artists, pavilion attendants, exhibition installers or designers, to enable insights into how involvement in (or experience of) our previous national pavilions have influenced people’s own careers, and the profile of contemporary art from Aotearoa.

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Yuki Kihara and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, TALANOA FORUM: Swimming Against the Tide

11 October —
19 October 2022

Online & Venice, Italy & Leiden/Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Writing

An interview with Yuki Kihara

By Contemporary HUM

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the artist representing Aotearoa, Yuki Kihara, to discuss her exhibition Paradise Camp, and what it means to bring a Pasifika, Fa'afafine voice to the international audience of this major event.

Writing

An interview with the curators of 'Paradise Camp'

By Contemporary HUM, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Natalie King

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion’s Curator, Natalie King, and Assistant Pasifika Curator Ioana-Gordon Smith, to talk about bringing Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp to Venice.

Writing

HUM live from the 2022 Venice Biennale

By Contemporary HUM

24.04.2022

From 20 - 24 April 2022, HUM brings you live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of The Milk of Dreams, The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, including Yuki Kihara's Paradise Camp for the New Zealand Pavilion. Stay tuned!

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Gill Gatfield in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

Writing

An interview with Dane Mitchell

By Contemporary HUM

24.06.2019

HUM's editorial team sat down with artist Dane Mitchell to discuss his work for the New Zealand Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, Post hoc. The work, both ambitious in scale and subject, has sparked discussions on global climate change and meditations on what has truly disappeared from the world. 

Writing

Learning from Athens (There and Elsewhere)

By Laura Preston, Wystan Curnow

18.12.2017

​This is the second part of a correspondence between Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow, in which the two writers' share memories and snapshots of journeys through the art world from 1987 to 2007 and 2017.

Writing

An interview with Bruce Barber

By Contemporary HUM

22.09.2017

As part of Contemporary HUM's series of interviews with New Zealand artists exhibiting during the 57th Venice Biennale, we talk with Bruce Barber about his work Party without Party (2017), included in the exhibition Personal Structures: Open Borders at the Palazzo Bembo.

Writing

Islands on Sale

By Alastair Carruthers, Contemporary HUM, Mata Aho 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. 

Writing

Urges of Imperialism Unravelled

By Rhana Devenport

01.05.2017

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.

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Veronica Green, 10 Minute Windows

19 April —
21 July 2022

Biennale Spaces, Venice, Italy

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Mizuho Nishioka in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Mahiriki Tangaroa in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

Project

HUM live from the Venice Biennale

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 daily posting 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. 

Project

Yuki Kihara at the 59th Venice Biennale

Partnership

Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara in her project Paradise Camp, representing New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy. HUM is proud to be a media partner of this exciting project, open to the public from 23 April - 27 November 2022.

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Yuki Kihara, Paradise Camp

23 April —
27 November 2022

New Zealand pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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Karen Sewell, Luminary | Luminare in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

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Future Islands: New Zealand Architecture Pavilion

28 May —
27 November 2016

Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy

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Jen Bowmast: Poetics of Space

25 March —
09 April 2017

Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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Paul Handley in Personal Structures

13 May —
26 November 2017

Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice, Italy

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Kāryn Taylor in Personal Structures

13 May —
26 November 2017

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

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Lisa Reihana : Emissaries, New Zealand Pavilion

13 May —
26 November 2017

57th Art Biennale di Venezia, Italy

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The Articulated Cage: without appeal at Venice

13 September —
17 September 2017

Venice, Italy

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Gill Gatfield in Venice

26 May —
25 November 2018

Marinaressa Gardens, Venice, Italy.

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Virginia King at Personal Structures, Venice

11 May —
24 November 2019

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

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Dane Mitchell: Post hoc, New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

11 May —
24 November 2019

Palazzina Canonica, Venice, Italy.

Writing

Behind the scenes of Post hoc in Venice

By Amber Baldock, Chris Sharp, Hope Wilson, Jude Chambers, Zara Stanhope

22.07.2019

What does it take to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale? How are five-metre tall, 500kg sculptures installed and secured? How do you vie for an audience’s attention on an island full of exhibitions and artworks? HUM interviews the team behind Post hoc, at the New Zealand Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Writing

An abundance of loss

By Zara Stanhope

12.05.2019

As part of HUM’s coverage of La Biennale di Venezia, we’ve invited Zara Stanhope, Lead Curator of the New Zealand Pavilion, to analyse Dane Mitchell’s work Post hoc and its lists of bygone things, as well as the artist's other major works exhibited at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Auckland Art Gallery and Raebervonstenglin, Zurich.

Writing

HUM live from the 2019 Venice Biennale

By Contemporary HUM

07.05.2019

HUM brings you live blog posts, videos, and exclusive images from the opening week of May You Live In Interesting Times, The 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, including Dane Mitchell's Post hoc for the New Zealand Pavilion.