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
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
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Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
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The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
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