Commentary in category: Writing

Posted Jan 28, 2013
By Jamie Hanton
Yael Bartana, ...And Europe will be Stunned, Zamach (Assassination) 2011(film still). Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

I was extremely excited to learn that the Dunedin Public Art Gallery had secured the Govett Brewster's touring exhibition True Stories / Scripted Realities.

Posted Jan 14, 2013
By Mark Amery

Back in the early 1990s, friend, artist and then ELAM School of Fine Arts intermedia student Tessa Laird enlisted my participation in making a video.

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By Sandy Gibbs

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981.

Posted Nov 12, 2012
By Xhingyu Chen

Xhingyu Chen reports on video highlights from the 9th Shanghai Biennale.

Posted Oct 30, 2012
By Pieter Haydensieck

Truth, Fiction and Ethnography; Pieter Hiedensieck reviews the recent installation of Clemens von Wedermeyer's The Fourth Wall at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Posted Oct 16, 2012
By Tessa Laird

Tessa Laird reviews Len Lye: The Opera, the most recent and surprising new perspective on the colourful artists life and work.

Posted Oct 2, 2012
By Megan Dunn

'We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind, cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine.' So said Men Without Hats and so says Megan Dunn as she looks at the work of Rebecca Ann Hobbs, now showing at the Dowse, Lower Hutt.

Posted Sep 18, 2012
By Mark Williams

Recently installed at Jonathan Smart's new suburban space in Linwood, Christchurch, Et Al's Films from non-existent in the everyday world? offered alternately chilling, jarring and absurd reflections on dispossession and personal dislocation.

Posted Sep 3, 2012
By Mark Williams
This Fine Island (2012) Gavin Hipkins

The Artists were present (and so were our reviewers); condensed thoughts on the 2012 NZ International Film Festival by Tessa Laird, Martin Rumsby, David Cross, Megan Dunn & Peter Wareing.

Posted Aug 23, 2012
By Martin Rumsby

If New Zealand had a Cinema of Transgression it's founding artist would be the legendary Brent Hayward. Martin Rumsby reports from Mondo Feasto, a recent two-night survey of Hayward's films at Auckland's Audio Foundation.