Author
Lana Lopesi

Lana Lopesi is a critic of art and culture based in Auckland. Lana’s writing has featured in a number of publications in print and online including Art New Zealand, Un Magazine and Runway. Lana currently writes a monthly column for Design Assembly called Graphic Matters where she is also a Contributing Editor looking after the Aotearoa Design Thinking series. She was also the Founding Editor of #500words.

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Latest Articles:
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Read Time: 18 mins
Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation...
Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
By Lana Lopesi
A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
Read Time: 5 mins
Lana Lopesi considers the contradictionary nature...
Screen
A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
By Lana Lopesi
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
Read Time: 10 mins
What do you expect public art to do? Lana Lopesi reflects...
Art
An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai's 'The Lighthouse'
By Lana Lopesi
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
Allyship, not ownership: on good curatorship, and being tauiwi
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi (tauiwi) thinks through If we never met...
Art
Allyship, not ownership: on good curatorship, and being tauiwi
By Lana Lopesi
Mere pockets of aspiration: A review of ‘Potentially Yours, The Coming Community’
Read Time: 14 mins
Lana Lopesi talks potentiality, post-truth and Trump...
Art
Mere pockets of aspiration: A review of ‘Potentially Yours, The Coming Community’
By Lana Lopesi
State of Play: A Review of Johnson Witehira's 'Half-blood'
Read Time: 5 mins
'Half-blood' uses parallel games to explore the history...
Art
State of Play: A Review of Johnson Witehira's 'Half-blood'
By Lana Lopesi
Scepticism and Community: Considering Howick's Malcolm Smith Gallery
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi reflects on the recently opened Malcolm...
Art
Scepticism and Community: Considering Howick's Malcolm Smith Gallery
By Lana Lopesi
Church and State: 'Janet Lilo: Status Update' the Publication
Read Time: 7 mins
Lana Lopesi on the recently published 'Janet Lilo:...
Art
Church and State: 'Janet Lilo: Status Update' the Publication
By Lana Lopesi
Young Mums, the Arts Ecology, and 'Being Radical'
Read Time: 8 mins
Lana Lopesi on being an artist and being a mother,...
Art
Young Mums, the Arts Ecology, and 'Being Radical'
By Lana Lopesi
Safety In Numbers: Poly Twitter and Carving Out Digital Space
Read Time: 10 mins
Lana Lopesi on how the Pacific diaspora took to Twitter...
Screen
Safety In Numbers: Poly Twitter and Carving Out Digital Space
By Lana Lopesi
The Changing of the Seas: Notes from the Pacific Arts Association Symposium
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi goes to a symposium of the Pacific, but...
Art
The Changing of the Seas: Notes from the Pacific Arts Association Symposium
By Lana Lopesi
Fomenting and Formation: How Tanu Gago Took Over The Pah Homestead
Read Time: 8 mins
Lana Lopesi on Tanu Gago’s latest video work.
Art
Fomenting and Formation: How Tanu Gago Took Over The Pah Homestead
By Lana Lopesi
The Engagement Exercise
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi on tick-box public art approaches
Art
The Engagement Exercise
By Lana Lopesi
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