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
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
Read Time: 3 mins
The Great Wall (2016) by Nina Powles
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
By Nina Powles
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
Read Time: 13 mins
Santee Smith is the Founding Artistic Director of...
Theatre
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
By Maraea Rakuraku
Why We Cried During Wonder Woman
Read Time: 11 mins
Two superhero nerds talk about why they, and everyone...
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Why We Cried During Wonder Woman
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Complex and Disturbing: A Review of Ruth Watson’s 'Geophagy'
Read Time: 10 mins
Ecology, second-hand clothes and the 'Anthropocene...
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Complex and Disturbing: A Review of Ruth Watson’s 'Geophagy'
By Virginia Were
Spec-Fic Month: New Zealand Speculative Fiction Roundup
Read Time: 8 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating Aotearoa New Zealand...
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Spec-Fic Month: New Zealand Speculative Fiction Roundup
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Welcoming Internationality: In Conversation with Artspace’s Incoming and Outgoing Directors
Read Time: 31 mins
Visual Arts Editor Lana Lopesi talks architecture,...
Art
Welcoming Internationality: In Conversation with Artspace’s Incoming and Outgoing Directors
By Lana Lopesi
A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
Read Time: 16 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talked to Catherine...
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A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Loose Canons: Tānemahuta Gray
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
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Loose Canons: Tānemahuta Gray
By Tānemahuta Gray
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