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
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi on Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s latest...
Art
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
Read Time: 15 mins
Helen McNeil on a flashpoint in industrial action,...
Society
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
Pantograph Picks: Auckland Writers Festival 2017
Read Time: 7 mins
The Pantograph Picks for the Auckland Writers Festival...
Literature
Pantograph Picks: Auckland Writers Festival 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
Read Time: 57 mins
​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International...
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Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
By Pantograph Punch
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
Theatre
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
Read Time: 26 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Pacific Futures
Read Time: 5 mins
After two Pōneke seasons, Tāmaki audiences can now...
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Pacific Futures
By Madeleine De Young
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
By Robin Ince
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