Crossing Currents: Episode 4

By Contemporary HUM


Architect, artist and mother Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta speaks to Contemporary HUM about her presentation The Body of Wainuiātea, which is featured alongside work by Latai Taumoepeau in Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, an exhibition curated by Taloi Havini at TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space in Venice. She discusses the influence of the Māori pūrākau (mythological tradition) of the atua (deity) Wainuiātea, the need to re-establish a sacred relationship to the ocean and the conversations that guided the creation of the work, including with Havini and Taumoepeau.


Ruth Buchanan for Artspace Aotearoa: 292 Karangahape Road

09 March 2024 —
01 January 2029

GfZK, Leipzig, Germany


Yona Lee: An Arrangement for a Room in Seoul

24 May —
04 August 2024

Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea


Judy Millar, Spotlight

25 December 2023 —
24 March 2024

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


Alexander Hoyles, Illuminate

20 October —
03 November 2023

Ginger Works, Leeds, UK


Daniel von Sturmer, Electric Light (facts/figures/haydens)

23 September —
07 October 2023

Haydens, Melbourne, Australia


Semantics of a City

By María Inés Plaza Lazo


In May, publisher María Inés Plaza Lazo visited Ruth Buchanan’s A garden with bridges (spine, stomach, throat, ear), a walk-in sculpture and the result of a multi-part collaboration with the New Patrons that brings the synapses between all elements of Mönchengladbach, Germany, to new impulses.


Maddie Leach, Fountains Failures Futures: The afterlives of public art

28 September —
29 September 2023

Lund University, Lund, Sweden


Yona Lee, off-site

18 August —
14 December 2023

Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea


Off Season by Richard Frater

By Henry Babbage


Off Season by Richard Frater at the Kunstverein München sparked reflections, for writer Henry Babbage, on our asymmetrical relations with the avian life that shares our cities. 


Seung Yul Oh, Guttation

23 June —
23 July 2023

ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, South Korea


Gavin Hipkins, Cracked

17 June —
09 July 2023

Scala Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Kate Newby, What a great year for music

05 May —
15 June 2023

Marfa Book Co, Marfa Texas, USA


Maddie Leach, The fountain: An art-technological-social drama

01 January 2021 —
01 January 2025

Lund Technical University, Lund, Sweden


David Rickard, Landfall

30 June —
06 August 2022

Copperfield Gallery, London, UK


Always in Transit

By Aaron Lister


A conversation with Yona Lee about her new site-specific installation, In Transit (Highway) (2019), presented at the 15th Lyon Biennale, her training as a cellist, and the development of this ongoing project. With an introduction from Daria de Beauvais, Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Co-Curator of this year's Biennale.


Looking for Home

By Jungah Lee


A look at Yona Lee's site-specific work En Route Home at the 2020 Busan Biennale, its references to migration, the concept of 'home', and our new and developing relationships towards stability and roots in the era of globalisation.


The Factory and its Memories

By Kari Schmidt


A look at artist Matthew Galloway's residency at Cripta 747 in Turin, Italy, and the resulting exhibition The Factory and its Memories, which concentrates on the now defunct Nebiolo factory building, whose history is engrained in Italian graphic design and typography, reflecting Galloway’s own background as a graphic designer.


On Emptiness

By Rosa Gubay


Oliver Perkins and Patrick Lundberg’s recent show On Emptiness at FOLD Gallery in London presented a conversation between the two artists' work, focusing on their object-centric painting practice. Writer Rosa Gubay analyses their use of negative space and the varying forms it can take.


Something Different

By Laura Preston


A look at a series of exhibitions by women artists held at Secession in Vienna, including by New Zealand artist Fiona Connor, who has been based in Los Angeles since 2011. Connor's show, #8, Closed for Installation, Sequence of Events, presented cast bronze pieces alongside architectural interruptions, and was shown in conjunction with German artist Nora Schultz and Palestinian-English artist Rosalind Nashashibi. 


Design solves problems and art creates problems

By Eleanor Woodhouse


A closer look at Biljana Popovic's 12-month Visual Arts Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, and how her previous work as a commercial designer informs her current visual arts practice by integrating elements of interior design and architecture. 


An interview with Gregory Burke

By Mandy Alves


Canadian writer Mandy Alves talks with New Zealand curator Gregory Burke about his role as CEO and Executive Director at the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.


Reporting from the Front Desk

By Chris Winwood


Paris-based architect Chris Winwood considers Future Islands, the New Zealand contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.