The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’

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Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Louise Tu'u is a playwright, director and curator. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses theatre, visual arts, dance and music and Tu'u's work has been performed for over a decade in New Zealand, the United States and Germany. Since 2009, she has...

Music

We premiere The Map Room's video for 'Hold Me Up To The Sun' - from their new album, Weatherless, and musician Simon Gooding writes about breaking out of old patterns.

I’ve always fallen in and out of love with the guitar. I started learning early, around 11 or 12, and it quickly became an obsession. Over the years, as I began to play in bands and write songs, I realised that being so familiar with...

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Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Theatre
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
Music
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
The endlessness of print: A review of ‘Beyond Exhausted’
Read Time: 8 mins
Cameron Ralston talks publications, archiving and...
Art
The endlessness of print: A review of ‘Beyond Exhausted’
By Cameron Ralston
Cola spume up the walls: A review of Anne Imhof’s ‘Angst II’
Read Time: 7 mins
Matthew Crookes on one of this year’s must-sees for...
Art
Cola spume up the walls: A review of Anne Imhof’s ‘Angst II’
By Matthew Crookes
In the Neighbourhood: Considering 'Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America'
Read Time: 13 mins
New York-born artist Nelson Cabán reflects on the...
Art
In the Neighbourhood: Considering 'Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America'
By Nelson Cabán
In the Meantime: Shipwrecks of the Self
Read Time: 24 mins
Ingrid Horrocks considers her time at Princeton during...
Literature
In the Meantime: Shipwrecks of the Self
By Ingrid Horrocks
A Remedy for History
Read Time: 9 mins
'Desperate Remedies' (1993) subverts history and masculinity...
Screen
A Remedy for History
By Tim Wong
Mere pockets of aspiration: A review of ‘Potentially Yours, The Coming Community’
Read Time: 14 mins
Lana Lopesi talks potentiality, post-truth and Trump...
Art
Mere pockets of aspiration: A review of ‘Potentially Yours, The Coming Community’
By Lana Lopesi
There's Booze in the Blender
Read Time: 17 mins
Adam Goodall stumbles on an unexpected series of videos...
Screen
There's Booze in the Blender
By Adam Goodall
How We Are: A Conversation with Steph Burt
Read Time: 17 mins
The American writer and critic about living as two...
Literature
How We Are: A Conversation with Steph Burt
By Sarah Jane Barnett
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