News from the art front.
awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.
John Perry notes some momentous changes in Auckland’s auction scene.
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
Letter from somewhere
Judy Millar critiques the central exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
in my opinion…
Josie McNaught wonders about the recent proliferation of outdoor ‘art’.
Fiona Amundsen engages with the history of Asia-Pacific conflict.
Greg Semu stages a post-colonial love affair between Samoa and Germany.
Mary Jane Jacob discusses curatorial practice in relation to public art.
Kathy Temin comes to Auckland to make her most ambitious project ever.
Scott Gardiner writes from Sri Lanka about his oceanic painting project.
Around the Galleries.
Driven to collect
Sue Gardiner talks to artists who salvage, hoard and treasure objects overlooked by the wider culture – sometimes to use in their work and sometimes to draw ideas from.
feel the love in venice
Virginia Were talks to Secret Power commissioner, Heather Galbraith, and Secret Power curator, Robert Leonard, about the phenomenal success of Simon Denny’s work at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Agent Jane Blonde Slot is very colorful slot machine.
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