Māori

Calendar

The Shape of Time: Art and Ancestors of Oceania

24 October 2023 —
15 January 2024

National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Writing

The Polyphonic Sea

By Emma O'Neill

10.10.2023

Presented at Bundanon Art Museum, deep in the territory of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups, The Polyphonic Sea features new commissions and recontextualised work by Antonia Barnett McIntosh, Andrew Beck, Ruth Buchanan, The Estate of L. Budd, Sione Faletau, Samuel Holloway and et al., Sarah Hudson, Sonya Lacey, Nova Paul, Sriwhana Spong and Shannon Te Ao.

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Kahurangiariki Smith, Lisa Reihana and Yuki Kihara, Singing in Unison Part 8: Between Waves

10 October 2023 —
12 January 2024

Industry City, New York, USA

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.

Calendar

Clay Te Pai, Indigenous Artists Exchange

19 October —
24 October 2023

Fiji Museum, Suva, Fiji

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Good Company Arts, Festival After Cage

25 October —
27 November 2023

Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain and online

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Rychèl Thérin in Vienna Art Week

11 November —
12 November 2023

WEST Space, Vienna, Austria

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Jade Townsend, Sticks & Stones

06 October —
03 December 2023

Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

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Maungarongo Te Kawa, Te Whare Pora: A Sacred Space

26 October 2023 —
21 January 2024

Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš Sami Centre for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway

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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Te Tangi a te Tūī (The Song of the Tui)

19 October —
29 October 2023

The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada

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Nigel Borell and 15 artists, Indigenous Histories

20 October 2023 —
25 February 2024

MASP, São Paulo, Brazil

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FAFSWAG Arts Collective, Alteration

14 October —
25 November 2023

Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

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Lisa Reihana in Taiwan International Austronesian Art Triennial

17 October 2023 —
18 February 2024

Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park, Pingtung County, Taiwan

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

17 October —
29 October 2023

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada and online

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Bruce Barber and Tāhū Collective, 2023 XIV Edition Florence Biennale

14 October —
22 October 2023

Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

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Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts, All Asian Independent Film Festival 2023

06 October —
08 October 2023

Power Plant Cinema, Manila, Philippines

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Lisa Reihana and Yuki Kihara, sis Pacific Art 1980-2023

26 August —
08 September 2023

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

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Reuben Paterson, Nga Meka Tui Kura (Epilogue)

25 August —
30 September 2023

Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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FAFSWAG Arts Collective in 22nd Biennial Sesc Videobrasil: Memory is an editing session

18 October 2023 —
25 February 2024

Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil

Calendar

Nikau Hindin, 35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible

06 September —
10 December 2023

Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil

Calendar

Harete Tito, Akunumustiǂis (Natural Law) residency

02 October —
27 October 2023

Banff Art Centre, Banff, Canada

Writing

Ngā Huarere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa: Pacific Weathers

By Melody Nixon

01.08.2023

US- and Aotearoa-based writer Melody Nixon responds to digital artworks in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa; a weather station in the World Weather Network project featuring works by over twenty artists from Aotearoa and Oceania. One of twenty-eight stations in the project, the station featured online artworks by Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Denise Batchelor and Maureen Lander, The Breath of Weather Collective, and a collaboration between Janine Randerson, Ron Bull, Rachel Shearer, Stefan Marks and glaciologist Heather Purdie. Nixon discusses how a selection of these works may reorient our approaches to the climate crisis. 

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Hamish Bennett, Lee Tamahori, Paul Middleditch and Sonia Whiteman at Toronto International Film Festival

07 September —
17 September 2023

Scotiabank Theatre and TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada

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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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James Webster and Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia, The Galaxy of Standing Stones

01 July —
15 September 2023

Les Lapidiales, Port d'Envaux, France

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Artists from Aotearoa at 12th Asinabka Festival: The Spirit Awakens

08 August —
13 August 2023

Ottawa Art Gallery and Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

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Louie Zalk-Neale and Mere Tokorahi Boynton, Asia Discovers Asia Meeting (ADAM)

31 July —
27 August 2023

Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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Lisa Reihana, Forest of being Time

01 July —
24 September 2023

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan