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
Loose Canons: Cian Elyse White
Read Time: 8 mins
Cian Elyse White is an actor, playwright and producer...
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Loose Canons: Cian Elyse White
By Cian Elyse White
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
Read Time: 3 mins
The Great Wall (2016) by Nina Powles
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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...
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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,...
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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
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