Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch

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Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika filmmakers, 2017’s Ngā Whanaunga programme boasts a strong line-up that explores modern city, country, and island life for indigenous people. With a focus on the challenges of youth, the selection offers thoughtful comment on a wide range of topics including culture, whanau, gender and sexuality.

Mannahatta

Renae Maihi’s Mannahatta follows...

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Who gets to be considered an artist?

The debate between art and craft is a long-standing one and is often characterised by another debate entirely, between intellect and ability. The Greek word tech, which is often translated to mean art and the associated human ability to make and perform, is the root word for ‘technique’, ‘technology’ or ‘technical’, and suggests an intrinsic connection between art and skill. When looking for...

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Erin Harrington digs deep into what we can take away from The Love Witch's very deliberate, very distinctive - but supposedly very misunderstood - aesthetic and values. 

Anna Biller’s retro, occult melodrama The Love Witch follows the murderous exploits of the titular love-lorn witch, Elaine, as she constructs herself as men’s ultimate fantasy in the hope that they might repay her with their unending...

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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Screen
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch
Internet Histories | 27 May
Read Time: 10 mins
This fortnight: celebrating the commencement speech...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 May
By Pantograph Punch
They’ve Made a Huge Mistake: Now We’re All Pirates
Read Time: 12 mins
New Arrested Development is out 26 May, but we can...
Features
They’ve Made a Huge Mistake: Now We’re All Pirates
By Matt Harnett
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
Read Time: 17 mins
Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister
Christchurch: The Transitional City
Read Time: 5 mins
Six temporary projects from a city still dealing with...
Art
Christchurch: The Transitional City
By Barnaby Bennett
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
Read Time: 11 mins
When you're writing a novel about your life, how do...
Literature
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
By Rosabel Tan
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
Read Time: 15 mins
The annual list that tells us what NZ's politicians...
Society
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 13 May
Read Time: 29 mins
This fortnight: Playing the taxonomy game, communicating...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 13 May
By Pantograph Punch
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
Read Time: 17 mins
Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
Art
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
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