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
 The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
Read Time: 17 mins
Diversity, like oppression but fancier.
Art
The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
By Lana Lopesi
15 Films to See at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
Read Time: 23 mins
Featuring mass forgeries, a Technicolour fever dream...
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15 Films to See at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
By Pantograph Punch
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
Read Time: 23 mins
Michael Grimshaw asks what it means to be a Pākehā...
Literature
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
By Michael Grimshaw
Suffering is Optional
Read Time: 13 mins
In this moving essay, Sarah Jane Barnett writes about...
Literature
Suffering is Optional
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
Read Time: 10 mins
Are European bodies the only ones that qualify as...
Art
Fleshy Pink Tones: A Review of ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate’
By Minnie Parker
The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
Read Time: 13 mins
The first in a new monthly round-up of notable, controversial...
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The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
By Pantograph Punch
Announcing The Pantograph Punch’s New Editor-in-Chief!
Read Time: 13 mins
In which we farewell one wahine toa and welcome another...
Society
Announcing The Pantograph Punch’s New Editor-in-Chief!
By Pantograph Punch
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
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Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
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