Identity

Writing

We Work Well Together

By Julia Craig

11.02.2024

Presented at Phillida Reid, Claudia Kogachi’s Labour of Love and Nova Paul’s Hawaiki offer frames through which to view the role of collaborative practice in building worlds of love, care, and self-determination.

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FAFSWAG Arts Collective, Queer PHOTO: Alteration

27 January —
24 March 2024

The Substation, Melbourne, Australia

Writing

“To see us on our best day.”

By Dávvet Bruun-Solbaak

15.12.2023

Offering a glimpse at the wide range of emotions and encounters that Aotearoa-based artist Maungarongo Te Kawa and Northern Sámi activist Dávvet Bruun-Solbaak share in their multifaceted experiences at different edges of the globe, this conversation takes Te Kawa’s recent residency and touring exhibition in Norway and Sámi territories as a departure point.

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Claudia Kogachi, Labour of Love

20 January —
17 February 2024

Phillida Reid, London, UK

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Telly Tuita, Tongpop's Great Expectations

03 January —
28 March 2024

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown NSW, Australia

Writing

What is held between bodies

By Clémentine Dubost

31.10.2023

After two years of development with his immediate family and numerous international residencies, Amit Noy premiered A Big Big Room Full of Everybody’s Hope in Paris this September, onstage alongside his mother, father, sister and grandmother. Clémentine Dubost spoke with Noy to explore the complexities of this work and his wider practice.

Project

Championing Aotearoa New Zealand women artists

Partnership

Contemporary HUM is excited to launch our partnership with AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions. The Paris-based non-profit organisation, founded in 2014, focuses on the creation, indexation and distribution of information on women artists of the 20th century. During our partnership with AWARE we have worked on including more Aotearoa New Zealand women artists in their online profiles. AWARE is a great resource for championing women artists and we’re thrilled to be working with them. A huge thanks to Creative New Zealand for making this partnership possible.

Writing

Mata Aho Collective at the Dhaka Art Summit

By Pauline Autet

21.04.2020

We finish our first series focusing on the Asia region with Contemporary HUM Editor Pauline Autet interviewing Mata Aho Collective on their participation in the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh in February 2020, where they partook in panel discussions and practised a type of waiata (song) called a pātere.

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Li-Ming Hu, Can it be I’m not meant to play this part?

6.00PM — 8.00PM
26 October 2023

The 8th Floor, New York, USA

Project

Forever Fresh Talanoa Series

Partnership

A collaboration between In*ter*is*land Collective and Contemporary HUM consisting of four edited online talanoa (conversations) between several tagata Moana (Māori and Pasifika people) across the globe which centre around the principles of talanoa; ofa, mafana, malie and faka'apa'apa (love, warmth, humour and respect) and the ability to have a "reciprocal knowledge exchange".

The talanoa within this series will focus on topics such as life in the diaspora, moana futurism, queer identities, and ReMoanafication, and all will be individually responded to in written form by Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa), reminding us of our intricate connection and shared ancestry in Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.

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Ruth Buchanan, *INNEN

15 October —
26 November 2023

Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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Telly Tuita and Yvonne Todd in Ballarat International Foto Biennale

26 August —
22 October 2023

Art Gallery of Ballarat and other venues, Ballarat, Australia

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Amit Noy and family, A Big Big Room Full of Everyone's Hope

07 September —
01 October 2023

Théâtre de la Ville—Les Abbesses in Paris and National Ballet of Marseille, France

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Maungarongo Te Kawa, Te Whare Pora: A Sacred Space

19 August —
24 September 2023

NITJA Senter for Samtidskunst, Lillestrøm, Norway

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Rozana Lee, The Zhelezka Project

19 August —
03 September 2023

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

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Grace Mirams, I'm at the river, I'll meet you by the sea

06 August —
20 August 2023

Gallery Crossing, Gifu, Japan

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Amrita Hepi, Straight torque, twin series

19 August —
23 September 2023

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Writing

On Measuring Distance: THE FIELD

By Helen Hughes

12.07.2023

Art historian Helen Hughes examines how THE FIELD—featuring work by Ming Ranginui, Shannon Te Ao and Shiraz Sadikeen, and curated by Tamsen Hopkinson at Gertrude Contemporary in Naarm Melbourne—inhabits the spaces between categories and haunts institutional memories through a unique curatorial approach.

Calendar

Michael Parekowhai and Victoria Hunt, Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter

03 December 2022 —
27 August 2023

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Writing

Forever Fresh Talanoa Series 2.3

By Ioana Gordon-Smith, Michel Mulipola, Skawennati, Solomon Enos

07.06.2023

Our third episode in this new talanoa series, produced in collaboration with In*ter*is*land Collective, sees Michel Mulipola, Skawennati and Solomon Enos discuss the importance of shapeshifting, imagination and innovation in Indigenous storytelling, as well as in their respective practices. Written response by Aotearoa writer and curator Ioana Gordon-Smith.

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Philip Trusttum, Mussorgorsky, Music and Myself

02 June —
21 August 2023

The Nomadic Art Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

Writing

The Octopus Against a Sharp White Background

By Amit Noy

14.05.2023

Writer and choreographer Amit Noy reviews Atamira Dance Company’s performance of Te Wheke in the Lenape territory of New York City, and finds a work enlivened by indelible performances and critical Indigenous inquiry.

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Richard Frater, What remains of a naturalist

10 December 2023 —
27 April 2024

Klosterruine, Berlin, Germany

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Amrita Hepi, Interfacial Intimacies

08 June —
05 August 2023

Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart Tasmania, Australia

Writing

“I’m a burnt tongue, crying for the promised river.”

By Anne-Marie Te Whiu

28.04.2023

In a wide-ranging conversation ahead of the release of poet and performer Daley Rangi’s poetry collection Burnt Tongue, Associate Editor for HUM Anne-Marie Te Whiu talks with Rangi about the role of stories, language and community, on the Gadigal lands of Sydney, Australia. 

Calendar

Yuki Kihara, Powerhouse Late x Vivid Ideas: Paradise Fair

15 June 2023

Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney, Australia

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Kate McIntosh, Lake Life

18 May —
21 June 2023

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium & Schäxpir, Linz, Austria

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Jade Hadfield, MIRROR: New views on photography

19 May 2023 —
28 January 2024

State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Writing

Thinking Historically in the Present

By Megan Tamati-Quennell

17.04.2023

Having attended the opening week of Sharjah Biennial 15, Megan Tamati-Quennell writes about the work of Aotearoa artists Robyn Kahukiwa and Kahurangiariki Smith, included in this large-scale exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, and how Hoor Al Qasimi has carried the curatorial mantle from Okwui Enwezor to create an exhibition that both celebrates the late curator’s legacy and the diversity, solidarity and strength of non-Western art.

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18 Aotearoa filmmakers and media artists, 2023 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

04 May —
15 May 2023

Little Tokyo, Gardena Cinemas, and Regal L.A. Live, Los Angeles, USA