26 August —
08 September 2023
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
08 September —
28 October 2023
Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, Germany
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.
26 August —
22 October 2023
Art Gallery of Ballarat and other venues, Ballarat, Australia
16 September 2023 —
18 January 2024
C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
19 August —
16 September 2023
Haydens, Melbourne, Australia
24 August —
07 September 2023
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
06 July —
18 August 2023
Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, USA
06 June —
06 December 2023
Artdoc Photography Magazine, online
Alice Connew, Bruce Connew, Catherine Griffiths and Katie Kerr in UNFOLD 2023: Shanghai Art Book Fair
09 June —
11 June 2023
Start Museum, Shanghai, China
19 May 2023 —
28 January 2024
State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Martin Patrick, book release, The Performing Observer: Essays on Contemporary Art, Performance, and Photography
01 March 2023 —
01 March 2028
online and from selected global stockists
14 May —
16 July 2023
Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
17 June —
15 October 2023
Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
22 April —
03 June 2023
Kunstverein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
4.00PM — 5.30PM
26 November 2022
Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
21 October —
19 November 2022
Neon Parc, Melbourne, Australia
13 September —
29 October 2022
Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
6.00PM — 10.00PM
04 November 2022
a ilha / XYZ Bookshop, Lisbon, Portugal
By Will Fredo
Berlin-based artist and writer Will Fredo discusses the decolonial gestures at play in Aotearoa-based art collective FAFSWAG’s contributions to documenta fifteen, encompassing works that champion unapologetic self-expression, queer joy and the power of futurity in rejecting colonial inheritances.
By Contemporary HUM
In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the artist representing Aotearoa, Yuki Kihara, to discuss her exhibition Paradise Camp, and what it means to bring a Pasifika, Fa'afafine voice to the international audience of this major event.
By Contemporary HUM, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Natalie King
In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion’s Curator, Natalie King, and Assistant Pasifika Curator Ioana-Gordon Smith, to talk about bringing Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp to Venice.
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.
By Chris Holdaway
In Someplace Else, Louise Stevenson chronicles her complex and unfolding relationship with Hungary, travelling back and forth from Aotearoa since her first visit in 1991. In this elaborate, handbound mixed media book, Stevenson traces decades of travel with careful preservation of ephemera, annotating ticket stubs and found photographs with her own drawings and writing. In this piece, poet and bookmaker Chris Holdaway considers the memories that inhere in overlooked items, repurposed carefully by Stevenson as talismans of place and the passage of time.
By Katie White
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.
By Sharmini Aphrodite
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.
By Kathryn Weir, Zhang Hanlu
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.
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.
By Emil McAvoy
Within the greater context of the recent massacre in Christchurch, San Fransisco-based New Zealand photographer Jono Rotman discusses his new work Matériel which depicts a series of privately owned guns in the US, and his recent publication Mongrelism, which features the New Zealand-based gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.
By Ahilapalapa Rands, Jo Walsh
London-based cultural producer Jo Walsh and artist Ahilapalapa Rands discuss some of the exhibitions and programmes taking place in the UK to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's departure to the Pacific, which also resonates to many as the start of colonisation in Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa. In this conversation piece, Rands and Walsh focus in on the projects they have been involved in, working with The British Library, Whitby Library and other UK institutions, and their efforts to disrupt the major narratives surrounding Cook.