Collected Essays, independently selected by The Art Paper and re-published with permission.

Shane Cotton, interviewed by Kim Meredith

Kim Meredith speaks to Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) about Te Puawai, his recent artwork included within the landmark exhibition Toi Tū Toi Ora at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and the vessels that guide us forward.

Lydia Ourahmane at Kunsthalle Basel

A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationality: transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for Lydia Ourahmane’s art. The results encompass video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation, exploring the way histories of displacement and colonial oppression are inscribed upon bodies. For her first exhibition in Switzerland, the Algerian-born artist presents a newly commissioned work, Barzakh.

Full House: Exhibition Text

Erin Lee explores Full House, an artist-run exhibition staged in a home commissioned by artist Milan Mrkusich and designed by Aotearoa/New Zealand architect Claude Megson.

In conversation with Emily Karaka

Emily Karaka’s works explore aspects of te ao Māori, and political and environmental issues. We speak to her about her career and some of the meanings within her paintings.

Oliver Cain’s Queer Nudes

English-born, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based artist Oliver Cain navigates gendered absurdities through his poppy, clean paintings that provide commentary on his experience of queer culture and the male form.

matilda fraser

Artist Profile: Matilda Fraser

Dilohana Lekamge looks into the work of Matilda Fraser, whose interest in labour and history translate through her multidisciplinary practice.

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Artist Profile: Aliyah Winter

Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington-based artist Aliyah Winter tackles the structures that encourage adherence to gendered and sexual norms.