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Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
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Why wait for an exhibition invitation when you can make it happen yourself.

A clever stunt was pulled at the City Gallery last month. You may have noticed it immediately, you may have been duped and been completely unaware. It may even be lying on your very own kitchen bench. The trick advertised an individual as part of the gallery’s April-July season of exhibitions completely to the oblivion of...

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The laying down of a challenge and the space between; Jahra Wasasala reviews Fa'aafa.

Fa’aafa is a new striking performance work from the multi-disciplinary artist Pati Solomona Tyrell. Produced by queer-Pacific art collective, FAFSWAG, its debut season has just opened at the artist-community focused Basement Theatre. Fa’aafa draws from Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound that converses...

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In a searing and articulate essay, Vaughan Rapatahana takes Aotearoa New Zealand literature to task for locker room schoolgirl-grooming, women-baiting, and sexism that arises from a violent and suppressed masculinity. 

                                        You, being a modern poet                     Must write real he-man stuff                     So you will take slabs of prose                     And cuts it into chunks like this;                     There need...

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If you can fake it, you’ve got it made.
Art
Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in August
Read Time: 9 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in August
By Pantograph Punch
An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
Read Time: 11 mins
Jess Holly Bates on Mike Bartlett’s play Cock, sexual...
Theatre
An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
By Jess Bates
Fear and Chicken Bones: A Conversational Review of Ranterstantrum
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi and Kate Prior pick through the rubble...
Theatre
Fear and Chicken Bones: A Conversational Review of Ranterstantrum
By Pantograph Punch
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
Read Time: 28 mins
Yet another celebration of the emergent artist.
Art
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
By Chloe Geoghegan
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
Literature
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
My Florian Habit
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell on the infectious and electric Florian...
Screen
My Florian Habit
By Jacob Powell
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
Read Time: 5 mins
Shoshanna McCallum and Donna Brookbanks have returned...
Theatre
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
By Madeleine De Young
Ranterstantrum Redux
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Auckland debut of Ranterstrantrum, Victor...
Theatre
Ranterstantrum Redux
By Victor Rodger
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