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
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
Read Time: 9 mins
Robyn Maree Pickens considers Martin Thompson's ever...
Art
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
By Robyn Maree Pickens
Mondays Off: A Review of Revolt. She said. Revolt again
Read Time: 14 mins
Jess Bates joins the anarchy of Silo's Revolt. She...
Theatre
Mondays Off: A Review of Revolt. She said. Revolt again
By Jess Bates
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
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
Read Time: 9 mins
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
By Sam Brooks
Loose Canons: Sonya Kelly
Read Time: 6 mins
Sonya Kelly is an award-winning Irish writer and actor...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Sonya Kelly
By Sonya Kelly
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
Read Time: 24 mins
Orlando Edmonds on what James Baldwin still has to...
Society
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
By Orlando Edmonds
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
Blenheimer Rhapsody
Read Time: 28 mins
Mark Mullen describes growing up in the Blenheim of...
Music
Blenheimer Rhapsody
By Mark Mullen
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