Ilke Gers, ENTROUVERTE by 019

10 September —
22 October 2023

LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium


Simon Denny, Read, Write, Own

16 September —
21 October 2023

Altman Siegel, San Francisco, USA


Seung Yul Oh, Orbit

15 August 2023 —
15 August 2028

101 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia


Fiona Connor, Drawing something under itself

23 September —
26 November 2023

Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


Feeling, pressed

By Ash Kilmartin


Zooming-in to personal memory and bodily encounter, Rotterdam-based artist Ash Kilmartin writes on the work of Alexis Hunter (1948–2014) in An Emergency Exit Sealed Shut at Kunstverein, Amsterdam.


Fiona Connor, Continuous Sidewalk

18 August —
23 September 2023

Artist studio, Los Angeles, USA



15 July —
23 July 2023

frappant.ev, Hamburg, Germany


Fiona Connor, A Preview of an Exhibition Under Construction

13 September 2023

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, Essen, Germany


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.


On Measuring Distance: THE FIELD

By Helen Hughes


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.


Josephine Cachemaille, Joya: A.i.R residency

01 August —
31 August 2023

Joya: AiR, Vélez Blanco, Spain


Seung Yul Oh, Guttation

23 June —
23 July 2023

ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, South Korea


Christoper Duncan, Evangeline Riddiford-Graham and Victoria Wynne-Jones, never together

20 July —
19 August 2023

FUTURES, Melbourne, Australia


Angela Tiatia, George Nuku, Louisa Humphrey and Yuki Kihara, Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

12 August 2023 —
14 April 2024

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK


Kate Newby, What a great year for music

05 May —
15 June 2023

Marfa Book Co, Marfa Texas, USA


Ilke Gers and Tanu Gago, Into Nature: Time Horizons

29 July —
29 October 2023

various venues around Drenthe, the Netherlands


Karen Sewell, Zum Lob der Natur (A Celebration of Nature)

12 May —
14 May 2023

Kunsthaus Dreho, Korschenbroich, Germany


Taipei Popcorn, 1972, Toffler – Su Hui-Yu Solo Exhibition

13 September —
29 October 2022

Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


Jen Valender, Broken Chord

02 September —
30 October 2022

The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Booragul, Australia


Simon Denny, Dotcom Séance

16 October —
04 December 2022

Now Building, London, UK


On Wet Ontologies, Fluid Hierarchies and Hope-Soaked Propositions at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney

By Emma O'Neill


This year’s Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, included the work of Aotearoa-based artists Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi and Mata Aho Collective. Emma O’Neill, a writer working on Gadigal Land, responds to the exhibition and some of the work presented by the 89 participants invited to interact with different forms and bodies of water.


The Way Through Doors

By Andrew Berardini


Andrew Berardini visits Fiona Connor’s solo exhibition at Château Shatto in LA, where the artist’s carefully rendered replicas of the doors of closed down clubs conjure up memories of forgotten youth. 


Reimagined Futures

By Johanna Bear


Featuring work from Aotearoa artists Edith Amituanai, Brian Fuata, Christina Pataialii, Shannon Novak and Shannon Te Ao as well as collaborators from Aotearoa in the project Kā Paroro o Haumumu: Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions, this piece from writer and curator Johanna Bear considers the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial’s celebration of Indigenous futures, collaborative and community-based practices, and new ways of understanding the world around us. 


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

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


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!


They Call Me The Believer

By Habib William Kherbek


Michael Stevenson’s retrospective at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, traces a 35 year practice exploring the intricacies of storytelling and truth in popular culture, media and technology. In this piece, Habib William Kherbek explores how Stevenson’s practice calls into question the infrastructures of knowledge formation in a sprawling, fragmented exhibition from inside the belly of a whale. 


Plant Data

By Alice Bonnot


Porto-based New Zealand artist Yota Ayaan investigates the possibilities of human-plant communication in Plant Data, an exhibition at the Galeria da Biodiversidade, Centro Ciência Viva, in Porto’s Botanical garden. After visiting the show, writer and curator Alice Bonnot discusses here the urgent lessons that can be gleaned from it in the current climate crisis.


Some Kind of Travelogue

By Esther Lu


Aotearoa-based artist Sorawit Songsataya’s practice explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understandings of subjectivity and ecology. Songsataya was invited to participate in the group show, The Turn of the Fifth Age, at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung, Indonesia, earlier this year, where they exhibited their work Jupiter. Here, co-curator Esther Lu responds to that work.


A protest and a mourning ritual

By Michelangelo Corsaro


In their work for the 13th Gwangju Biennale, the Bad Fiji Gyals call attention to the legacy of Girmitiya women, indentured labourers from the Indian subcontinent recruited by British colonial authorities to work on Fiji’s sugarcane plantations. Associate Curator Michelangelo Corsaro writes about the collaborative work of Aotearoa-based artist Quishile Charan and US-based artist Esha Pillay.


Time and Water

By Maya Wilson-Sanchez


Presented earlier this year at Oakville Galleries in Canada, Shannon Te Ao's two-channel video and sound installation Ka mua, ka muri recently opened at Remai Modern, Saskatoon. In this part essay, part dialogue, writer Maya Wilson-Sanchez examines Te Ao's new project, and meditates on the relationships between indigenous populations in colonised nations.


Stirring Motion

By Stefanie Bräuer


Art Historian Stefanie Bräuer takes us through Museum Tinguely’s recent comprehensive exhibition of New Zealand artist Len Lye, exploring Lye’s international life, his move from film to kinetic sculptures and the relationship between the museum's namesake, fellow kinetic sculptor Jean Tinguely.