Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television

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Art

Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation, immediacy and feminism with artists Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause, Hannah Brontë and Esther Ige in light of the exhibition Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise.

Lana Lopesi: For many women of colour just existing and being is something which is inherently political. Leafa & Olga, I’ve heard you refer to yourself as a ‘black’ body, and I am curious that you make...

Literature

The shiny red apple in the fairy tale Snow White could be a metaphor for the role of food in fiction; it sometimes looks good enough to eat, but there is a chance it may be poisonous. In this essay, Karen Tay explores the portrayal of food in fiction, from the way it can evoke comfort or let a reader into the lives of others, to more problematic depictions of food that reinforce cultural stereotypes. 

The small...

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...

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Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
Read Time: 7 mins
Elizabeth Heritage reviews Stories on the Four Winds...
Literature
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
By Elizabeth Heritage
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
Read Time: 10 mins
What do you expect public art to do? Lana Lopesi reflects...
Art
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
By Lana Lopesi
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The First Week
Read Time: 23 mins
It's New Zealand Fringe Festival season and Pantograph...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The First Week
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
By Ben Crowder
A Period of Absent-Mindedness
Read Time: 13 mins
Harrison Christian on a Northland summer
Society
A Period of Absent-Mindedness
By Harrison Christian
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
Read Time: 4 mins
deVINE, a new play by RECollective is the story of...
Theatre
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
By Madeleine De Young
Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
Read Time: 9 mins
Each night in Onstage Dating, Melbourne-based performer...
Theatre
Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
By Jess Bates
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
Read Time: 4 mins
Tim Upperton reviews Simone Kaho's collection Lucky...
Literature
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
By Tim Upperton
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