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Why wait for an exhibition invitation when you can make it happen yourself.

A clever stunt was pulled at the City Gallery last month. You may have noticed it immediately, you may have been duped and been completely unaware. It may even be lying on your very own kitchen bench. The trick advertised an individual as part of the gallery’s April-July season of exhibitions completely to the oblivion of...

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The laying down of a challenge and the space between; Jahra Wasasala reviews Fa'aafa.

Fa’aafa is a new striking performance work from the multi-disciplinary artist Pati Solomona Tyrell. Produced by queer-Pacific art collective, FAFSWAG, its debut season has just opened at the artist-community focused Basement Theatre. Fa’aafa draws from Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound that converses...

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In a searing and articulate essay, Vaughan Rapatahana takes Aotearoa New Zealand literature to task for locker room schoolgirl-grooming, women-baiting, and sexism that arises from a violent and suppressed masculinity. 

                                        You, being a modern poet                     Must write real he-man stuff                     So you will take slabs of prose                     And cuts it into chunks like this;                     There need...

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If you can fake it, you’ve got it made.
Art
Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
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Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
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Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
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After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
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Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
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Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
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Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
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Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
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Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
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