Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft

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Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian Assange in Risk at this years New Zealand International Film Festival.

“A movie is never finished, only abandoned.” George Lucas’s famous riff on da Vinci has been invoked repeatedly over the years, but it’s rare to encounter a film that so fully illustrates both sides of that aphorism as Laura Poitras’s long-gestating documentary Risk. Born of...

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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, whānau, gender and sexuality.

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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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Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
 The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
Read Time: 17 mins
Diversity, like oppression but fancier.
Art
The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
By Lana Lopesi
15 Films to See at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
Read Time: 23 mins
Featuring mass forgeries, a Technicolour fever dream...
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15 Films to See at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
By Pantograph Punch
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
Read Time: 23 mins
Michael Grimshaw asks what it means to be a Pākehā...
Literature
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
By Michael Grimshaw
Suffering is Optional
Read Time: 13 mins
In this moving essay, Sarah Jane Barnett writes about...
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Suffering is Optional
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
Read Time: 10 mins
Are European bodies the only ones that qualify as...
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Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
By Minnie Parker
The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
Read Time: 13 mins
The first in a new monthly round-up of notable, controversial...
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The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
By Pantograph Punch
Announcing The Pantograph Punch’s New Editor-in-Chief!
Read Time: 13 mins
In which we farewell one wahine toa and welcome another...
Society
Announcing The Pantograph Punch’s New Editor-in-Chief!
By Pantograph Punch
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
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Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
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