Nature

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Brit Bunkley, Experiments in Cinema

23 April —
18 May 2024

Guild Cinema, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA and online

Writing

Living Things

16.03.2024

In this short piece, originally put together as a HUMcard mailout for Contemporary HUM's Publishers Circle, Aotearoa-based artist Yukari Kaihori reflects on her two-week residency at Ma Umi Residencies on Ishigaki Island, Japan. The impacts of climate change and marine debris on the subtropical island offer the context for a meditation on the ecological entanglements between objects, animals, and places.

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Mizuho Nishioka, Movement_17; Tasman Sea

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Pale Blue Dot Collective, Of Immeasurable Consequence

24 March —
07 April 2024

All Saints Church, Aldwincle, UK

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Elisapeta Hinemona Heta, Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania

23 March —
13 October 2024

Ocean Space, Venice, Italy

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Louise Beer, Aesthetica Art Prize 2024

16 February —
21 April 2024

York Art Gallery, York, UK

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Sarah Rose, A Bonnie Way

14 March —
03 May 2024

Hospitalfield and various venues across Scotland, UK

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Luana Asiata, Bold Impressions

15 February —
31 May 2024

The Old Bank, Waterford, Ireland

Writing

Collective

By Emily Jan

20.11.2023

Upon visiting Treaty 8 territory for the exhibition Collective, by collaborative duo Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux, Alberta, Canada-based artist and writer Emily Jan considers how these photographic works function as a body which, like the trees they depict, carries stories; of human desires, needs, and actions of destruction or care. 

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Louise Beer, artist talk

5.00PM — 7.00PM
02 February 2024

Kindred House, Margate, UK

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Kate Newby, Dialogue 2: Ephemeral Anchoring

16 February —
31 May 2024

Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan

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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Amrita Hepi, Planetary Gestures

26 September —
03 November 2023

Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong, Australia

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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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Lisa Reihana, Forest of being Time

01 July —
24 September 2023

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Writing

Off Season by Richard Frater

By Henry Babbage

29.05.2023

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. 

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Ann Shelton, The First Ten Years

06 July —
18 August 2023

Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, USA

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Steve Carr, In Bloom (IndigiGrow)

05 July —
02 October 2023

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

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Seung Yul Oh, Guttation

23 June —
23 July 2023

ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

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Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux, Murmures de la nature: une ode à la forêt

22 June —
24 September 2023

Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery, Moncton, Canada

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Lemi Ponifasio, Amor a la muerte (Love to Death)

07 July —
08 July 2023

Joliette Theater, Marseille, France

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Sam Rountree Williams, Nature

29 March —
22 April 2023

Charim Schleifmühlgasse, Vienna, Austria

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Jen Valender, Broken Chord

02 September —
30 October 2022

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

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Karma Barnes and Sarah Hudson, Wild Pigment Project

17 September —
03 December 2022

form and concept, Santa Fe, USA

Writing

Plant Data

By Alice Bonnot

22.07.2021

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.

Writing

Ann Shelton’s Strange Flowers Set the Stage

By Katie White

14.04.2021

Inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ann Shelton's photographs subtly recall both ancient and contemporary female archetypes and the subversive histories of natural medicine - a sharp reminder of our forgotten affinities with nature in the current moment of climate crisis and the ongoing politicisation of female bodies.

Writing

Plants, love, and multispecies engagements

By Essi Kausalainen, Robyn Maree Pickens

09.07.2020

After first meeting at the Saari Residence in the southwest of Finland at the start of 2020, Aotearoa writer and poet Robyn Maree Pickens and Finnish performance artist Essi Kausalainen discuss how their diverse practices can mirror each other, about plants and the more-than-human world, along with the ramifications of Covid on their wellbeing and practice.

Writing

Between Light and Memory

By Sharmini Aphrodite

23.03.2020

In the first essay in our new series focusing on New Zealand arts activity in the Asia region, writer Sharmini Aphrodite reviews André Hemer's show, Images Cast by the Sun, at Yavuz Gallery in Singapore in 2019. Finding parallels between the paintings location in Singapore and their creation in Vienna, Aphrodite articulates their visceral qualities, and ability to transcend materiality.

Writing

Situated practices

By Kathryn Weir, Zhang Hanlu

07.03.2020

Held at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, the most recent iteration of the ongoing project Cosmopolis included Aotearoa artists Lisa Reihana and Nandita Kumar amongst 40 international artists, all exploring technology and alternative ontologies. Chief curator, Kathryn Weir, and associated curator Zhang Hanlu share their reflections on Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human.