Hot Lunch, 06/08 – 21/08 2021
Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Hot Lunch, 06/08 – 21/08 2021
Yuki Kihara’s evocative panoramic installation, サ-モアのうた (Sāmoa no uta) A Song About Sāmoa – Fanua (Land), on view at Milford Galleries Dunedin, 27 March–19 April 2021, Aotearoa/NZ.
Dilohana Lekamge looks into the work of Matilda Fraser, whose interest in labour and history translate through her multidisciplinary practice.
Francis McWhannell writes about Claudia Kogachi’s exhibition Rugged Heart at Visions.
Furniture ‘alumni’ include the highly regarded Rea Burton and Claudia Kogachi, as well as several artists showing with other galleries at May Fair Online. The Furniture booth features work by Georgia Arnold, Olyvia Hong, Chris Peckham, and Nicholas Pound.
Francis McWhannell discusses Owen Connors’ exhibition SISSYMANCY! at play_station in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington (2019).
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.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 30/07 – 10/10 2021
“We have entered the realm of the otherworldly—the linear, the logical and the structured, folding inward and expanding outward upon the drawing plane. Her way of working has a strong sense of urgency and intuition, her mark-making has a zest that is distinguishably hers,” writes Priscilla Rose Howe on Susan Te Kahurangi King in Issue 00.
For the first installment in our ARTISTS x FASHION series, Adam Bryce photographs Tāmkai Makaurau-based artist Antje Barke wearing pieces from Jimmy D’s 029A – Jimmy’s Quest – A Femme Fantasy Adventure collection.
A series of photographs by Josh Harvey taken around the time of the level 4 lockdown in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington-based artist Aliyah Winter tackles the structures that encourage adherence to gendered and sexual norms.
Andrew Clark reflects on Susan Te Kahurangi King’s practice, and her recent presentation at the Auckland Art Fair with Auckland Print Studio.
Written by Francis McWhannell Photographed by Kate van der Drift Date 31 July 2020 Sione Tuívailala Monū is an artist of Tongan
“Robyn Kahukiwa’s mahi toi is direct and bold, her paintings simultaneously embrace the warmth and richness of Te Ao Māori, of our values, spirituality, and practices whilst also depicting the fraught social realities for many Māori living in colonised Aotearoa,” writes George Watson in Issue 00.
Emily Hartley-Skudder discusses her sculptural paintings in Germfree Adolescents, on view until 10 April at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, Aotearoa/NZ.
Francis McWhannell discusses Hulita Koloi’s presentation Malaloi, shown at the 2020 Eden Arts Art Schools Award, Aotearoa/NZ.
Formally compelling and overflowing with energy, Claudia Kogachi’s women are strong, athletic, yet pleasingly unidealised, writes Francis McWhannell.
All is Full of Love is a group exhibition at Broker in Queenstown. Here, curator Wesley John Fourie speaks to artist Hana Pera Aoake about her contribution and wider visual artistic practice.
Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington-based writer, Dilohana Lekamge, discusses Selina Ershadi and Azita Chegini’s film Amator.
Michael Lett, 26/07 – 26/08 2021
Wesley John Fourie speaks to Alice Alva, contributing artist in the exhibition All is Full of Love at Broker curated by Fourie, about intimacy and abstraction in her practice.
Independent curator Balamohan Shingade (formerly assistant director of Auckland University of Technology’s ST PAUL St Gallery) has put together a solo presentation of photographs by Chervelle Athena showing kauri in Trounson Kauri Park and Waipoua Forest.
Image-rich excerpts from our Issue °00 interview with Auckland Art Fair Projects 2021 curator Micheal Do, and artists Casey Carsel, Tanya Martusheff, Lucy Meyle, Elisabeth Pointon, Becky Richards, and Ashleigh Taupaki.
On My Volcano Grows the Grass is a solo exhibition by Deborah Rundle at Parasite in Auckland. Here, Parasite curator Daniel John Corbett Sanders speaks to artist Deborah Rundle about her artworks in the show and wider artistic practice.
“Robert Janhke’s sculpture Whenua kore (2019) discloses significant possibilities for mātauranga Māori thought, raising the question of how Te Kore, or nothingness, impinges on our everyday activities,” writes Carl Mika in Issue 00.
Grace Ridley-Smith and Moya Lawson write on Winter Winter Spring, an exhibition by Milli Jannides at McLeavey Gallery.
Ayesha Green’s I thought I heard you crying in the Forest is “a painting about power, and the ways that power is gained, maintained, coveted, stolen, and mourned through systems of representation,” writes Lachlan Taylor in Issue 00.
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.
Lucy Meyle is a multidisciplinary artist from Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work often explores “relationships between humans and the more-than-human,” and between human-made and naturally occurring entities.
Emily Hartley-Skudder chats to her partner and fellow artist, Hamish Coleman, about returning to his hometown for his first solo show in a public art gallery.
Iconoclastic and irreverent, Lisa Walker is a pioneer of contemporary jewellery. Here, Maya Love delves into the second edition of An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker and examines the ways that the publication showcases the artist’s practice.
The Inner Lives of Islands is currently on view at Te Tuhi in Tāmaki Makaurau. Here, curator Robbie Handcock discusses Pacific Futurism and queer joy with exhibiting artists Sione Monū and Christopher Ulutupu.
Indira’s Birthday (ઇન્દિરાનો જન્મદિવસ) is a solo exhibition by Ilish Thomas at play_station in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington. Here, play_station co-facilitator Connor Fitzgerald speaks to the artist about transience, community and intimacy.
Becky Hemus reflects on Simon Kaan and Wi Taepa’s exhibition Te Hā o te Marama at Sanderson.
A closer look at a selection of our highlights, with artworks by Jacqueline Fahey, Séraphine Pick, Peter Robinson, Michael Smither, and Douglas Wright.
Antje Barke speaks to Becky Hemus about her current exhibition Seven Islands at RM Gallery.
Hana Pera Aoake writes on a euology to love, a video made in 2019 based around a poem of the same name.
Priscilla Rose Howe and Victoria McAdam discuss drawing, film and the occult.
Alanna O’Riley interviews kaihoahoa whare (architectural designer) Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta (Ngātiwai, Waikato Tainui) on the importance of place, community, and agency, on the occasion of her recent exhibition Pouwātū: Active Presence with John Miller (Ngāpuhi) at Objectspace.