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Podcast Posted Apr 20, 2017
By Mark Amery

“Is it possible for the Romantic to exceed the rational without eliminating it?” Cushla Donaldson talks Mark Amery through the exhibition The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Waitakere, featuring the premiere of a new film work documenting the mythical 1973 performance by Black Sabbath at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival. 

Writing Posted Apr 11, 2017
By Thomasin Sleigh

"...how can the artist say what this river means, when it means so many different things to so many different people?" Thomasin Sleigh on five live performances of Murray Hewitt's ambitious mapping of the Hutt River, The Rising Tide

Podcast Posted Apr 4, 2017
By Mark Amery

"How does entanglement in the technical circuits of ‘progress’ shape not just dreams, but the capacity to dream?" In this pod guests Judy Darragh and Scott Hamilton join Mark Amery to discuss Dream Dialects, an exhibition by British artist Jem Noble recently installed at Te Tuhi, Aucklan

Podcast Posted Mar 16, 2017
By Mark Amery

“How does your native soul inform your work?” This week on the podcast, host Mark Amery sits down with broadcasting legend Tainui Stephens at the launch of the 2017 Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki, to discuss indigenous modes of exchange and distribution.

Posted Mar 7, 2017
By Hamish Win

Subjects overlap, one page bleeds through onto another, just as Lacey’s dual screens similarly replicate the process. It is palimpsestic, but it is also method. There is a clarity of the image, and then a mutating of the senses.

Writing Posted Feb 23, 2017
By Matthew Crookes

"A ruin, in the process of its ruination, takes on a new identity". Matthew Crookes looks at Brit Bunkley's recent Berlin installation Ghost Shelters and surveys a career intersecting public sculpture, digital materiality and the abject.

Podcast Posted Feb 13, 2017
By Mark Amery

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool?

Writing Posted Feb 7, 2017
By Mark Williams

Could Tonga be the largest country in the world? How would such a concept be supported in the context of globalization and the TPPA?

Interview Posted Jan 26, 2017
By Mark Williams

An interview with curator Lawrence McDonald about PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970-1990s, an ambitious and largely undocumented survey of artist moving image practice that was staged in 1999.

Writing Posted Jan 18, 2017
By Victoria Wynne-Jones

Victoria Wynne-Jones writes on Potentially Yours, The Coming Community curated by Tendai John Mutambu, ARTSPACE 10 November 10 – 22 December 2016

Writing Posted Jan 2, 2017
By Hamish Win

Hal Foster provides a useful account of the late ‘80s embrace of the abject as a turn from ‘the real understood as an effect of representation… to the real seen as an event of trauma’.(i) This shift from a preoccupation with the sign as a circulating object of discourse to an empha

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