Yuki Kihara, Project Banaba

04 November 2023 —
19 February 2024

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Matthew Cowan, Claws and Connections - All the World's Senses

26 January —
25 February 2024

Kuva/Tila, Helsinki, Finland


Louise Beer, artist talk

5.00PM — 7.00PM
02 February 2024

Kindred House, Margate, UK


Amanda Newall, The Bremen Intersection

14 February —
18 February 2024

Künstlerhaus Bremen and MS Dauerwelle, Bremen, Germany


Kah Bee Chow, Diva Portal

25 January —
24 February 2024

skēnē, Malmö, Sweden


David Rickard, SEISMIC: Art meets Science

28 October 2023 —
20 January 2024

GIANT Gallery, Bournemouth, UK


Kate Newby, What a great year for music

05 May —
15 June 2023

Marfa Book Co, Marfa Texas, USA


Raewyn Turner and Brian Harris, Sensoria. The Art and Science of our Senses

16 September —
30 October 2022

LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland and York University, Toronto, Canada


Abstracting Ambivalence

By Eloise Callister-Baker


From putting her Doctor of Fine Arts on hold to dealing with the isolation caused by the Coronavirus lockdown, Vietnamese/Aotearoa artist Anh Trần discusses why she wanted to take on the two-year Rijksakademie artist program in the Netherlands, her move to Amsterdam and how it's impacted her practice and life.


He Landed in a Place of Absolute Magic

By Hamish Coney, Kevin Ireland


Although born in Yorkshire, the late artist Michael Illingworth immigrated to Aotearoa at age 20 in the early 1950s, before returning to England and Europe for a brief but formative period in 1959. Hamish Coney interviews the poet and writer Kevin Ireland OBE, one of Illingworth’s oldest New Zealand friends, on their London years (1959-61); a period of, as Ireland explains, 'high-octane education and inspiration'.


Taiwan-New Zealand Dialogue

By Catherine George, Catherine Lee, Isis Mingli Lee, Ron Hanson, Wan-Jung Wei


A panel discussion exploring new ways of making art and connecting with audiences amid Covid-19 in New Zealand and Taiwan. Held on October 24 2020 and organised by the Taiwan Cultural Policy Research Association, as part of the Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA).


Taiwan-New Zealand Dialogue on Cultural Exchange Policies amid Covid-19

Panel discussion in Taipei

Contemporary HUM is a proud partner of the Taiwan-New Zealand Dialogue on Cultural Exchange Policies amid Covid-19 panel discussion, organised by the Taiwan Cultural Policy Research Association. Held in the context of the Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA) in Taipei, this panel discussion seeks to unpack the impact of Covid-19 on arts practitioners and the need for cultural exchange and dialogue. 


Oceania at the Met

By Maia Nuku


Maia Nuku, Associate Curator for Oceanic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, talks about the ways in which new curatorial practices are bringing life to the Oceanic collection at the Met. Nuku's collaborative research projects sees new connections between Pacific artists, scholars, cultural practitioners, curators and conservators, as well as Digital and Education teams from within the museum, allowing an activation of objects, and a "complication of institutional narratives."


An interview with Martin Basher

By André Hemer


A conversation between two offshore New Zealand artists: Vienna-based André Hemer and New York-based Martin Basher. Their chat touches on producing art in Trump-era US, display-based practice, Basher’s doctorate, and living in NYC as a New Zealander.


A Man for all Seasons

By Anna Cahill


Writer Anna Cahill looks at the life and work of New Zealand painter Douglas MacDiarmid, from his early life in Taihape and Christchurch to his life as an expatriate painter in Paris, where he has been living permanently since 1951.