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
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
André Hemer, Troposphere
11 May —
24 June 2023
Hollis Taggart, New York City, USA
Edith Amituanai, Martin Sagadin, Sriwhana Spong and Pati Tyrell, 'Legacies' international tour
03 April —
31 August 2023
ADM Gallery Singapore; Stelo, Portland, USA; LUX, London; Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany; Storage Art Space, Bangkok
Sara Cowdell, Micky Duncan-Tubb, Samara Lucich and Jazmine Rose Phillips, LIKE A BURNING STICK SNATCHED FROM THE FLAMES, YET YE HAS NOT RETURNED TO ME
24 March —
31 March 2023
Nextdoor Artist Run Initiative, Brisbane, Australia
Pati Tyrell, 'Tulouna le Lagi' film screening at 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
26 April —
01 May 2023
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Christopher Ulutupu, The Pleasures of Unbelonging in 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
04 March 2023
Maltings Henry Travers, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
Nova Paul, Hawaiki short film screening
19 January —
29 January 2023
Sundance Film Festival 2023, Utah, USA
Mizuho Nishioka, Personal Structures Public Screening
4.00PM — 5.30PM
26 November 2022
Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
Taipei Popcorn, 1972, Toffler – Su Hui-Yu Solo Exhibition
13 September —
29 October 2022
Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Popcorn, L’œil du cyclone (Eye of the Cyclone)
07 October 2022 —
08 January 2023
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Jen Valender, Broken Chord
02 September —
30 October 2022
The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Booragul, Australia
FAFSWAG at documenta fifteen
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.
Forever Fresh Talanoa Series 2
Following on from our 2021 talanoa series, this is a new round of four edited online talanoa (conversations) between several tagata Moana (Māori and Pasifika people) across the globe, once again produced in collaboration with In*ter*is*land Collective.
Each talanoa in this series focuses on different topics central to life in the diaspora and is individually responded to in writing by Ioana Gordon-Smith, a Sāmoan/Pākehā arts writer and curator living in Aotearoa.
documenta fifteen or lumbung one?
By Bruce E. Phillips
For documenta fifteen, the arts collective FAFSWAG were invited to participate as members of the lumbung process established by this year’s curatorial collective ruangrupa. In the absence of the trophy artist phenomenon so entrenched within mega-exhibitions, Bruce E. Phillips responds to the work of different participating collectives exhibiting in Kassel and discusses how introducing a non-European exhibition-making concept into the heart of arguably Europe’s most revered art event was bound to confound those unwilling to consider a differing perspective.
Len Lye, Individuals, Networks, Expressions
12 November 2021 —
05 February 2023
M+, Hong Kong
Betty Collings and 'To Begin, Again: A Prehistory of the Wex, 1968–89'
By Dan Munn
Aotearoa artist and curator Betty Collings acted as Director of the Ohio State University’s Gallery of Fine Art from 1974 to 1980, amassing during that time a significant collection of then-contemporary artworks. With many of these works showcased at the recent exhibition To Begin, Again: A Prehistory of the Wex, 1968-89, Dan Munn looks back to Collings’ influence as a Director and her own, long-running artistic career.
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.
Talk, Protest, Revolt
By Frances Loeffler
In the 2021 documentary Revolt She Said, filmmaker Louise Lever traces the histories and critical concerns of feminist movements in Aotearoa. Frances Loeffler reflects on the complex questions raised by the film and the impact of recent feminist movements in the art world.
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.
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.
The Near Side
By Jon Bywater
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney opened on 14 March 2020 and unfortunately had to close its doors only nine days later due to Covid-19. Prior to its closing, writer Jon Bywater managed to visit NIRIN, looking in particular at participating artists from Aotearoa including Emily Karaka, Elisapeta Heta & John Miller, Lisa Reihana, Kulimoe’anga ‘Stone’ Maka, and FAFSWAG.
Between Light and Memory
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 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.
The Discreet Charm of Chance
By Jari Niesner
In her recent exhibition Following the Rubber Trails, at Frappant Galerie in Hamburg, Germany, Xin Cheng addresses the politics, history and philosophy of rubber, in its varying forms. Writer Jari Nieser explores the artist's performance, film and installation.
“Nothing consoles you like despair”
By Boaz Levin
The work of Berlin-based artist Richard Frater addresses the devastating impact of climate change on our environment, and the despair and human complicity felt in this global phenomenon. In this essay, artist, writer, and curator Boaz Levin unpacks Frater's recent exhibitions in Germany and New Zealand.
By Louise Lever
A conversation with London-based artist Sriwhana Spong about Spong's practice and in particular her recent video work A hook but no fish, 2017, originally presented at the Pump House Gallery in London, which speculates upon a secret language invented by a mystic 12th century abbess, Hildegard of Bingen.
The Transcendent and Domestic in Joanna Margaret Paul's Films
By Eleanor Woodhouse
Artist, poet and filmmaker, Joanna Margaret Paul passed away suddenly in 2003 leaving behind a vast archive of never-before-seen work. London-based writer Eleanor Woodhouse explores Paul’s practice, and considers the significance of her work being shown abroad, most recently the programme of her filmic work touring the UK: Through a Different Lens.
With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods
By Andrew Clifford
Andrew Clifford writes on Shannon Te Ao’s installation, With the sun aglow I have my pensive moods, one of four key new commissions for the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival.
An interview with Bruce Barber
By Contemporary HUM
As part of Contemporary HUM's series of interviews with New Zealand artists exhibiting during the 57th Venice Biennale, we talk with Bruce Barber about his work Party without Party (2017), included in the exhibition Personal Structures: Open Borders at the Palazzo Bembo.